The Answering Message; And Other Naval Stories by Rush M. HoagThe Answering Message; And Other Naval Stories by Rush M. Hoag

The Answering Message; And Other Naval Stories

byRush M. Hoag

Paperback | July 4, 2012

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... arise whose ideals become high enough. Don't you know, Frank, there is no limit to love, but enough for everybody! If we did not naturally have a feeling of friendliness toward the strangers we meet which causes us to have consideration for them and to speak pleasantly, what a world this would be! We could not carry on business except by war and eventually we would re-enact the middle ages. Real sincere, platonic friendship is very scarce, a price is on it and a premium if you find it, also punishment if you entertain it. This true Cfte friendship is only possible between the highest and broadest minded of people. Which shall it be, dear Frank, friendship or mere acquaintance! "You tell me I am cold, but no, Frank, my heart has suddenly warmed to the promptings of nature and I love, a man noble and pure. We hope to be married" Phelps' mind became focussed and held to one thought, "She loved another." A long time he lay there absorbed in thought, until at last his eyes closed and he lapsed into sleep. It was evening when he awakened and heard the doctor speaking to him. "Well, Phelps, I guess we can let you hobble around a little on a crutch tomorrow. It's four weeks now, and your stump seems to be doing remarkably well." No emotion of pleasure lighted up his face as the doctor had expected. The four weeks' inactivity had galled Phelps and made him very restless. Of late he had daily requested to get up, and now when at last he could he showed no pleasure. The doctor was disappointed. "Doctor, when does the mail leave?" "To-morrow morning about eleven o'clock." The doctor busied himself with the men who had minor complaints and came to the sick bay twice daily for treatment. From a stand near him...
Title:The Answering Message; And Other Naval StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:July 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217619789

ISBN - 13:9780217619783