The Arethusa (volume 2); A Naval Story

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byFrederick Chamier

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... wish that ship to escape.--To quarters again; we have her now, Jones!--Mr. Stowage, place us as close alongside of her as you can without getting foul of her. Stand by, my lads. Now, then, one and all, with a good will, give her three cheers!" . In an instant, the lower rigging was crowded, and three such hearty cheers were given, that Weazel started from the chest on which he was laid in the steerage, joined in the cheer, and singing out, " Rather than strike, we'll all expire, On board of the Arethusa." fell back and fainted. The effect of these cheers upon the Frenchmen may be imagined : their ship, which they had fought and defended with determined bravery, lay a wreck upon the waters. The Arethusa was coming up on the starboard side, over which was the wreck of the foremast: the men, from the gallant manner she approached, became dispirited; and after a short council of war, in which it was resolved that all further opposition would be useless, the tricoloured flag of France was ordered to be struck; and at fifteen minutes after noon the Arethusa's men gave the cheer of victory: and poor Weazel, unable to speak from weakness, moved his fore-finger round his head, imitating the manner in which a sailor waves his hat when he cheers, and died. The Arethusa ranged up alongside, hove-to, and received on board the brave Frenchman who had so gallantly defended and so excellently manoeuvred his ship. As one brave man receives another less fortunate than himself, so did Captain Murray his former antagonist: he took the sword which was offered to him, and returned it.with courtesy and elegance;--"He," said Murray, " who has so gallantly wielded the weapon in his country's cause, is the best man to retain it:" with this he offered it to his conquered fo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... wish that ship to escape.--To quarters again; we have her now, Jones!--Mr. Stowage, place us as close alongside of her as yo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217063853

ISBN - 13:9780217063852

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