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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs A Tale of Land and Sea Author: William H.
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Stretch Release Date: February 3, 2008 [EBook #24502] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK OWEN HARTLEY; OR, UPS AND DOWNS *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs, A Tale of Land and Sea, by William H G Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ Owen is a teenager who had been quite well educated, but who had just been orphaned.
There is a family relation who has a shipping business in Wapping, London.
A kind friend escorts the boy there, and he is granted an interview with the head of the firm, his relation.
He is able to prove to the old man that he is indeed his relation, and is given a job as an assistant clerk.
He does his work very well, and it is decided that he ought to be sent on a round trip away by sea, so that he shall understand more of the business. Unfortunately the kind and helpful captain is taken ill, and his place is taken by the mate, who is a very nasty piece of work.
Owen is supposed to be an honoured passenger, but is ordered to give up his cabin, and take a berth among the ship’s boys.
One of the boys, Nat, is an especial target for the general nastiness of the mate, now the captain.
Owen had previously rescued Nat when he had fallen overboard, and they had become great friends. The stupid and drunken mate, now acting as the captain, insists one day that his sunsight is correct, while everybody else’s is wrong, and insists on the ship hold...

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