A Sailor Boy with Dewey; Or, Afloat in the Philippines
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...But even such a loss is preferable to a long term spent in a Spanish prison." " True, but----" I drew a long breath. " I want to get square with those Dons, as they call them, and with Captain Kenny." The weather was of the finest, and day after day passed quickly, as the Cardigan skimmed over the sea on her northwest course. As we sat on the deck in our camp-chairs I wondered what would happen when we got to Hong Kong, and if trouble would really come between Spain and the United States because of the destruction of the Maine and the war in Cuba. Little did I dream of all the fierce fighting that was so close at hand, and of the parts Dan and I were to play in the coming contest. CHAPTER XVI. THE OPENING or THE WAR. " Here we are at last, Oliver! I declare the place looks like home to me, after being away so long! " It was Dan who spoke, as the Cardigan steamed up to her wharf at the Chinese-English port for which she had been bound. The voyage had proved without incident, and we stepped from the ship feeling in the best of health, despite the many adventures through which we had passed. " It certainly looks more friendly than Manila did," I returned, as I gazed at the long line of shipping. " I wonder what your folks will say when they hear our story." " Perhaps Harry Longley has succeeded in getting a cablegram through," was the answer. " The Spaniards are cute, but, you know, we have a secret code." Leaving the Cardigan, we walked up the broad wharf and on the street. Not far away was a booth at which foreign periodicals were sold. Around this booth a number of men were congregated, talking excitedly. " War has been declared between the United...
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- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
- 27 Jun 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white