Up The Baltic

Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,391 / 268 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 780
Added to site: 2008.09.19
mnybks.net#: 22095
Origin: gutenberg.org

UP THE BALTIC, the first volume of the second series of "YOUNG AMERICAABROAD," like its predecessors, is a record of what was seen and doneby the young gentlemen of the Academy Squadron on its second voyage toEurope, embracing its stay in the waters of Norway, Sweden, andDenmark. The story is principally the adventures of the crew of the second cutter, who attempted "an independent excursion without running away," which includes the career of a young Englishman, spoiled by his mother's indulgence, and of a Norwegian waif, picked up by the squadron in the North Sea.

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cedents; but the youth was silent on this point. While the crowd were anxiously waiting for the stranger to declare himself more definitely, eight bells sounded at the wheel, and were repeated on the large bell forward by the lookout. From each vessel of the fleet the bells struck at nearly the same moment, and were followed by the pipe of the boatswain's whistle, which was the signal for changing the watch. As the officers of the ship were obliged to attend to their various duties, Ole Amundsen was left alone with the captain. The waif still obstinately refused to explain how he happened to be alone in a water-logged boat, asleep, and out of sight of land, though he promptly answered all other questions which were put to him.

Mr. Lowington, the principal of the Academy Squadron, was in the main cabin, though he had been fully informed in regard to the events which had transpired on deck. The young commander despaired of his own ability to extort an explanation from the waif, and he concluded to refer

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