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Kingston Release Date: May 15, 2007 [EBook #21481] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TRUE BLUE *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England True Blue--A British Seaman of the Old School, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ From an Introduction by Herbert Strang. The present volume gives a capital description of life in the Navy in days of the old three-decker, and many interesting particulars of the naval warfare in the revolutionary period, including the battle of the -glorious first of June.- It differs from the average boys’ story in one important respect.
The hero, instead of gaining a title and a fortune, refuses to rise above the class in which he was born, and attains no higher rank than that of a warrant-officer.
The author skilfully introduces little touches and incidents, such as True Blue’s conduct when at a theatrical performance, which make his career seem entirely natural and reasonable, and enlists the sympathy and approval of the reader.
-He had not aimed high, in one sense of the word,- says Kingston in the closing pages, -and yet he had in another sense always aimed high and nobly--to do his duty.- In Kingston’s eyes no mariner, nor any other man, could have higher praise. ________________________________________________________________________ TRUE BLUE--BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. TRUE BLUE--A BRITISH SEAMAN OF THE OLD SCHOOL. The old _Terrible_, 74, was ploughing her way across the waters of the Atlantic, now rolling and leaping, dark and angry, with whit...

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