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The adventures of Harry Marline; or, Notes from an American midshipman's lucky bag
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THE following " adventures" were written thirty years ago for the amusement of my boys. They were loaned about in the navy, in manuscript, with ac- companying illustrations, which... More > latter were very well executed, and I am sorry they are lost. The manuscript disappeared for some twenty years, and, about ten years ago, was returned to me in a bundle, minus the illustra- tions. I don't know how many cruises they have made in the mean time. One day Mr. D. R. Hamersly, editor of the "United Service Magazine," asked me to write something for his monthly, and I told him he might have the bundle of manuscript, hardly recollect- ing what it was all about. Mr. Hamersly published it, people were amused over Harry Marline's adventures, and, as I think it better for people to laugh than to cry, I thought I would have the adventures published in book-form. They will amuse the middies of the present day, as showing the life of midshipmen in the olden times.< Less
SAILING THE LAND AND SEAS VOLUME #2
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This book is a collection of poems that involve life, love, religion, and nature. The poems are delightful and are full of passion.
The Two Admirals.
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In between the death of the two octogenarian knights, separated of course by 30 years of British and North American history, takes place James Fenimore Cooper's novel of 1842, THE TWO ADMIRALS: A... More > TALE OF THE SEA. Fully 2/3 of the story is on land, in or near terrible cliffs above the little port. A good quarter of the yarn, however, plays out during a storm at sea as the British fleet sails away to search for and try to destroy a more powerful French fleet. On land it is mostly talk: about the dying Sir Wycherly Wychecombe and a young naval lieutenant also named Wycherly Wychecombe who makes no claims either to be or not to be a relative of the baronet.< Less
The Maltese Admiral
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Our grateful thanks go to Mrs. Oonah Shrunt who, as author of “The Maltese Admiral,” has valiantly stepped in to revive the flagging “Admiral” genre. In a move critics believe... More > is likely to be popular with the small, but dedicated readership, she has produced the first part of a work that focuses on the ever popular characters of Dr. Tim and Tizzy, whilst at the same time completely eliminating from the narrative the former tiresome central character. We all say “Bravo” to this cunning stunt from Oonah Shrunt. Three cheers!< Less
The Red Admirals
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Short story based on an event witnessed in 1987 when my wife and I were in Normandy, France, after a great storm which destroyed many homes, trees, buildings etc. We were visiting the war graves of... More > brave pilots who lost their lives in the war, and noticed that not one cross had been affected by the storm, and not only that, but each cross was surrounded by hundreds of fluttering Red Admirals, and this was in November. This story was broadcast on the BBC and as a result of that, I received hundreds of letters from all over the world, from people who had had similar experiences with Red Admirals upon the death of loved ones. I hope in time to share here, some of their letters with you.< Less
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