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Blue Jackets

The Log of the Teaser

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,530 / 339 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,540
Added to site: 2007.05.05 16783
Genres: Nautical, Adventure

HMS Teaser, a clipper-gunboat, patrols the China Seas on the lookout for pirates.

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oor, and then led us through another into a kind of yard full of boxes and old tea-chests, surrounded by a bamboo paling.

There was a gate at the end of this, and he led us through, fastened it, and, signing to us to follow, led us in and out behind houses, where we sometimes saw a woman or two, sometimes children at play, all of whom took refuge within till we had passed.

"Big clowd outside, wait long time," said Ching, with a laugh; and directly after he led us along a narrow alley and out into a busy street, which was crowded enough, but with people going to and fro, evidently on business, and though all stopped to look, and some followed, it was not a waterside crowd of loafers, but of respectable people, moved by curiosity to watch the barbarian sailors passing along their street, but paying most heed to me with the heavy glass.

I'm getting an old man now, my lads--the old boy who is writing this log; but it all comes back as clear to my mind's eye as if it were only yesterday: the n



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