First book in the series.
ghing. "Another time save your money, and carry your shirt-collars yourself." Terence, fumbling in his pocket, produced the coin, which the Admiral bestowed on an old blind man who was passing at the moment. Jack and Terence shook hands heartily. A look from the first assured the other that he need not have the slightest fear of the consequences of his mistake.
"What ship do you belong to, youngster?" asked the Admiral.
"The Racer, sir," said Terence; "she's a fine frigate--there's not another like her in the service." The Admiral looked approvingly when he heard the remark.
"Why, she's my ship!" exclaimed Jack; "though I haven't joined yet."
"Yours, Jack! how capital!" cried Terence in a tone of delight; "well, that is fortunate." The Admiral seemed much amused at the meeting of the two friends. Terence had come on shore to see his relative Lord Derrynane, whom Admiral Triton knew; and they all dined together, and the next day the Admiral accompanied the two lads on board