The Loss of the Royal George

The Loss of the Royal George

by William Henry Giles Kingston


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My father, Richard Truscott, was boatswain of the Royal George, one of the finest ships in the navy. I lived with mother and several brothers and sisters at Gosport.
Father one day said to me, "Ben, you shall come with me, and we'll make a sailor of you. Maybe you'll some day walk the quarter-deck as an officer."
I did not want to go to sea, and I did not care about being an officer; indeed I had never thought about the matter, but I had no choice in it. I was but a very little chap, and liked playing at marbles, or "chuck penny," in our backyard, better than anything else.
"He is too small yet to be a sailor," said mother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499350357
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/12/2014
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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