His Majesty's Sloop Diamond Rock

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1904 - Adventure stories - 431 pages

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Page 403 - Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point. But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.
Page 424 - Maurice without expressing their admiration of his conduct in the whole of the occasion ; and also they express the highest approbation of the support given by the officers and men under his command ; a circumstance that does high honour to them ; does no less credit and honour to the discipline by Captain JW Maurice ; and therefore do unanimously and honourably acquit the said Officers and ship's Company, and they are unanimously and honourably acquitted accordingly.
Page 424 - Maurice, detailing the circumstances which led to the surrender of the 154 rock, and after hearing this the Court at once expressed opinion that " he, the Officers and Company of His Majesty's late sloop Diamond Rock, did everything in their power to the very last, in the defence of the rock, and against a most superior force ; and Captain James W. Maurice behaved with firm and determined resolution...
Page 145 - I don't want to go to prison and I don't want to go to Hell. Can you have God forgive me before I kill him?
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Page 156 - And after your prisoners are taken you don't know what to do with them," he added, with a puzzled glance at Tom.
Page 168 - You do not even know the way, and if you did, you would be captured long before you could reach the sea.

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