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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 24, June 16, 1898

A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,586 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 608
Added to site: 2006.07.04 13944
Genre: Periodical

Edited by Julia Truitt Bishop

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sight of the Merrimac in the smoke which the wind carried off shore. The western battery finally was used and began firing. They shot wildly, and we did not see where the shots struck. We then ran in closer to the shore. Then we heard the explosion of the torpedoes on the Merrimac. Until daylight we waited, just outside the breakers, about half a mile from Morro Castle, keeping a sharp lookout for a boat or swimmers. Hobson had arranged to meet us off that point; but thinking that some might have drifted out, we crossed in front of Morro. About five o'clock we crossed the harbor again, and in passing saw one spar of the Merrimac sticking out of the water; we hugged the shore just outside the breakers; the batteries saw us and opened fire; it was then broad daylight; and finding nothing, we finally made for the New York; the men behaved splendidly." Great admiration is expressed at the Navy Department in Washington at the coolness and pluck shown by Cadet Powell; he is like



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