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Dikes and Ditches

Young America in Holland and Belguim

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,195 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 822
Added to site: 2008.05.17 20921

A continuation of the history of the Academy Ship and her consort in thewaters of Holland and Belgium. As in its predecessors, those parts ofthe book which lie within the domain of history and fact are intended tobe entirely reliable; and great care has been used to make them so.

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fessor was vexed: perhaps he was a little more ill-natured than usual, on account of being slightly seasick--an effect produced by the uneasy roll of the vessel in the calm.

"Now, Mr. Kendall, go on with the dual of [Greek: admêv]," added he, as Ritchie retired.

"I must beg you will excuse me, Professor Hamblin," said Paul, with the utmost deference, as he rose from the bench on which he was seated.

"Go on with the dual!" replied the professor, sternly.

Paul looked at the snapping gray eye of the learned gentleman, and was assured that he had a will of his own. As the captain of the Josephine, he did not wish to set an example of insubordination, which others might adopt before they were certain that the emergency required it. He had not seen the gathering clouds, and he had full confidence in the judgment and skill of Terrill, who was in charge of the deck. The rule was that the professors should be obeyed in study hours. This had always been the regulation on board the ship



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