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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