Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War

Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War

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"[...]surrendered, but his flag being nailed to the mast, could not be lowered until the Enterprise should cease firing." "And did she, grandma?" asked Ned. "Yes; I do not think our men ever fired on a foe whom they believed to be ready to surrender. Captain Blyth of the Boxer was already dead, having been nearly cut in two by an eighteen-pound ball, and Captain Burrows was mortally wounded. He had been helping the men to run out a carronade, and while doing so a shot, supposed to be a canister ball, struck his thigh, causing a fatal wound. He lived eight hours, and must have suffered terrible agony. He refused to be carried below until the sword of the commander of the Boxer should be brought to him. He took it eagerly when brought, saying, 'Now I am satisfied; I die[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.1mm | 213.19g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507556225
  • 9781507556221