The Three Midshipmen
"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