From Powder Monkey to Admiral

From Powder Monkey to Admiral

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"[...]shortened on a dark night, while it was blowing great guns and small arms. The frigate lay at Spithead. She had been waiting for these hands to put to sea. Lighters were alongside, and whips were never-ceasingly hoisting in casks of rum, with bales and cases of all sorts, which it seemed impossible could ever be stowed away. From the first lieutenant to the youngest midshipman, all were bawling at the top of their voices, issuing and repeating orders; but there were two persons who out-roared all the rest, the boatswain and the boatswain's mate. They were proud of those voices of theirs. Let the hardest gale be blowing, with the wind howling and whistling through the rigging, the canvas flapping like claps of thunder, and the seas[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.73mm | 444.52g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507699085
  • 9781507699089

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