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Taken by the Enemy

Oliver Optic

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The owner and his son bade adieu to the wife and mother in the cabin; and it is not necessary to penetrate the sacred privacy of such an occasion, for it was a tender, sad, and trying ordeal to all of them.

All the letters were gathered together and committed to the care of the lady as she went over the side to leave the floating home in which she had lived for several months, for the family did not often desert their palatial cabin for the poorer accommodations of a hotel on shore.

54 The pilot departed in the tug, and he was no wiser than when he came on board in regard to the intentions of the owner of the steam-yacht. There was an abundant supply of coal and provisions on board, for the vessel was hardly three days from Bermuda when she came up with Sandy Hook; and the commander gave the order to weigh anchor as soon as the tug cast off her fasts.

"I suppose we are bound somewhere, Captain Passford," said Captain Breaker, as soon as the v. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Very seriotypical. Sevreal racial slers are used against people of color, which while correct for the time were bothersome. Also, everyone form the north was good, smart, and noble while those from the south were liers, cheats, scoudrals. The plot was somewhat interesting, but not enough to make up

A lively story based at the very start of America's great Civil War. I absolutely loved the nautical twist this book gave to a popular period in our nation's history. Oliver Optic's writings remind me greatly of the beloved G.A. Henty stories, as they are styled very similarily, so if you enjoy thos

Written a mere 25 years after the end of the Civil War, I was interested in this series for it's historical perspective. His voice is quite dated compared to contemporary YA fiction. On one hand, I did enjoy some aspects of this book. On the other hand, I didn't enjoy them enough to want to continue