Stories of Our Naval Heroes

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,442 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 711
Added to site: 2010.05.07
mnybks.net#: 27636
Origin: gutenberg.org
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essel. Have him I will, dead or alive. Men, to your oars!"

On came the boats, up the sides of the vessel clambered the men, over the rails they passed. The sailors showed fight, but they were soon knocked down and secured. The proud Gaspee was in the hands of the despised Yankees.

As the captors were tying the crew, a surgeon who was in the boats was called on deck.

"What do you want, Mr. Brown?" he asked.

"Don't call names, man," cried Brown. "Go into the cabin. There is a wounded man there who may bleed to death."

The surgeon was needed, for Captain Duddingstone was bleeding freely. The surgeon, finding no cloth for bandages, tore his own shirt into strips for this purpose, and soon had the bleeding stopped. The captain was gently lowered into one of the boats and rowed up to Providence.

The wounded man away, the captors began their work. Rushing through the vessel, they made havoc of furniture and trappings. There were some bottles of liquor in the captain

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