Adventures Of Uncle Sam's Sailorsby Robert E. Peary, A. V. Wadhams, Yates Stirling
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From the true stories of Commander Robert E. Peary’s travels in the Arctic, to narratives of naval actions world-wide, to fictional stories of brave boy-sailors’ heroics and danger on the high seas, these tales are sure to entertain younger readers and adults as well; and especially anyone with an interest in U.S. Naval history. This book was originally published as part of the Harpers Adventure Series.
Some of the authors include:
Commander Robert E. Peary, U.S.N.: American Arctic explorer and later rising to the commission of Rear Admiral.
Captain A. V. Wadhams, U.S.N.: also served as Superintendant of the State University of New York Maritime College.
Molly Elliot Seawell: an American historian and writer.
Franklin Matthews: author and newspaper columnist.
Kirk Munroe: newspaper reporter and editor of Harpers Young People magazine.
Charles Ledyard Norton: American writer.
Roger Starbuck: pen name of American writer Augustus Comstock.
William Drysdale: American author and journalist.
Yates Stirling: a Rear Admiral in the U. S. Navy.
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Almost immediately one of our own chains was carried away; it tore along over the deck and into the sea, resembling in its move¬ments a very serpent of fire. Our other chain held, but so strong had the rush of water become that we dragged the one anchor left and its hundred fathoms of cable as though it was never intended to hold us in any one spot.
“Both vessels were adrift, at the mercy of the currents and counter-currents that were displaying such gigantic power. At one time we flew past each other so closely that one could have tossed a biscuit from one deck to the other. If we had collided we must have sunk then and there. We were driven seaward, only to be torn back towards the shore. In and out, hither and thither, we were carried, until finally we struck broadside on with a terrible thump. The sea swept over us, and inland far beyond, then out again, leaving us stranded...
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