Four American Naval Heroes

Four American Naval Heroes

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Excerpt: ...belt and shining buttons, seemed very attractive to little David, and he was eager to go with his new guardian. David spent a few months with the Porter family in New Orleans. Then Captain Porter took him to Washington and placed him in school there. One day David was introduced to a great man, the Secretary of the Navy. He asked the boy many questions, and was so pleased with his intelligent answers that he said to him, "My boy, when you are ten years old I shall make you a midshipman in the navy." This was a proud moment for little David Farragut. The great man did not forget his promise. The appointment came six months before the time that was named. It was arranged that the lad should go with Captain Porter in the frigate Essex. It was several months, however, before the vessel was ready to sail. In the meantime, David attended a school in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pg 138 II.show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236721438
  • 9781236721433