Under Fire with Farragut; The Signal Boy's Story

Under Fire with Farragut; The Signal Boy's Story

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...it will end?" repeated Flaherty. "If it keeps on it will be like the Kilkenny cats, but we are making it lively for them on this river." "Those two shots," said Barrett, "that steamer that showed the white flag fired into us struck close under your gun on the poop, didn't they?" addressing the boys. "Yes," replied Milky, "but Monk had us train the gun on her and fired into her and then reported her firing into us to Mr. Cummings. But gee whitaker, I didn't think that broadside would wreck her! It blowed" her off the water. I don't believe there was a man left alive from her. What fools they were to fire on a big ship like ours." "I# wonder how old Nosey felt up there at the mast-head?" asked Barrett. "Oh, he done more than the Admiral, to hear him talk," said Flaherty. "I heard him tell Jimmy Legs the other night that the only ship that steered right and kept in line was ours. And that if we had been given the lead, with him at the mast-head, we would have silenced the forts in fifteen minutes after we started if he could have had command of the fleet and given orders from where he was." The listeners on hearing this broke forth into such a roar that Ratlin, who was on the other side of the deck, came over to learn the cause of their mirth and asked, "Did any of you see those two old, seasoned canalers while on liberty in New Orleans?" "No," they answered. "Well," said Ratlin, "the other night I heard Nosey and Growler telling about two ladies ashore in New Orleans falling in love with them." "Now hold on, Jack," said Barrett. "Have you got papers to prove this yarn?" "Don't need 'em, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557271
  • 9781236557278