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Frank on a Gun-Boat

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Author: Harry Castlemon (Charles Austin Fosdick)
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,339 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.3
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Gunboat
Downloads: 640
Added to site: 2004.07.08
mnybks.net#: 8782
Origin: gutenberg.org
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k to me as though I was a dog."

"No reflections," said the steward sharply. "Better keep a civil tongue in your head. But now to business. In the first place, here are your dishes," and he handed Archie a number of tin pots and plates, a large pan, and a mess-kettle.

"What shall I do with these?" asked Archie.

"Why, eat out of them, to be sure," answered the steward; "what else would you do with them? I shall hold you responsible for them," he continued; "and if any of them are lost, they will be charged to your account. Now go and put them away in your mess-chest, which you will find on the berth-deck, and then come back, and I will give you your rations."

Archie accordingly picked up his dishes, and started--he knew not whither, for he had no idea to which part of the vessel he should go in order to find the berth-deck. But he had often boasted that he would have no difficulty in getting along in the world while he had a tongue in his head; so he made inquiries of the first man h

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