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Under the Meteor Flag

Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,303 / 396 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,029
Added to site: 2007.04.14 16580

violent motion; I could, from my position in the cot, look out through the stern windows; and I saw that there was a heavy sea running, and the roar of the wind through the rigging, which was distinctly audible above the sound of creaking timbers, rattling doors, trampling feet, and the swish of heavy showers of spray upon the deck, told me it was blowing hard. I felt so greatly recovered, however, that I resolved to get up, and, springing out of the cot, I proceeded to dress myself with as much alacrity as the rolling and pitching of the ship would permit. While engaged in this occupation, the doctor entered the cabin.

"Hillo!" he exclaimed, "turning out, eh? Well done, young gentleman. Steady! you have not shipped your sea-legs yet, as our friend the first lieutenant would say; you must be cautious, or you will be thrown against something or other, and get a nasty knock. Well, and how do you feel this morning?"

"A trifle weak," I replied, "that's all. I dare say I shall be better whe



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