Excerpt from Oakshaw, or the Victims of Avarice: A Tale of Intrigue
In a few days, Clarence began to take considerable notice of the lively little sprig from the land of Shamrocks, and the child became fondly attached to him. One of the sailors was the brother of the child's father, and, as Clarence gave atten tion to his nephew, the tar manifested regard for him.
When not on duty, the sailor would sit on the deck or in the forecastle with the two boys and spin sea yarns to Clarence until the youth would many times eagerly exclaim.
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