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He hammered and hammered .r. the
i uldn : get any response dido : understand
Anvbod) else ■• uld havt regarded that as an
■ • : some kind or other and would have
- inferences and gone hi mt But Orion didn't
Irav inferences, he merely hammered and ham
: . red and finally the father of the girl appeared at
•h- :■ • r ;r. a dressing g< wn. He had a candle in
his hand, and the drt-M:-.i: g< wn was aD the clothing
n -except an expression of unwelcome
which was >• thick and so large that it extended ai
down his front t I nstej and nearly obliterated
- : . Iressing gwn Bv.t Orion didn't notice that
this ■ ..- ■ ■■ " • -••:■' expression. He merely
• d in.
. gei :',< ::...: tool him int the parlor, set
■ : ;.. :. .. tai '.< and st< od. Oi made the
remarks about tht weather, and sat d i
. ulked and talked and went on talk
,ng thai .■ an looking at him vindictively and
waiting for his hai ■ ■ . ':-... herously and
. • • foi ianci ' >ri< n had :.• t asked
■ . ng lad] [1 ■ ■ ■. : It was
lerstood thai ■ . '• met set th gut
■ t the f< und< rof it At lasi Orion
; • v] an In U ac remark ti the ? ffect th..;
vrobabl ■ . ' and he w< >uld
- " ' ; ■ • ' • '
an d ■ . th f ervenc y :
Why, good lai ren'l . ng 1 top t
■ •
In the Old Apprenticeship Days
ORION d • " ne to ] [annil al until t r
• ":.:> ■ ■ ears aft< m I I death Meantii • ■
■ uned in Si L nis •;- ' rneyman printei
..: .; earning wages Out ■ f his wage he supported
.■ m< • • v- br< -her Henry who was tw<
nger than "l. M -ter Pamela h< 1] ••'. in
LITTLE STORIES OF BRAVERY
Sinking of the Albemarle: The Navy's Boldest Exploit
C; \ ■'.:*..•■■..- - ;
■ ■.. ■ ■ Wai stands tl* nighi .• ■ '■
;, : - • -• :• rat< ram All i marl< The < nt< i
• : . f one i ■ to i arrit dit thi ■
....•• . . . . . .
.... . . ■ ■ ■ ■
Is a Iveni
mmer ii . ■ : i - ■'
i ■ Hatteras Bar wen ai th« mere) of the Rebel i
!.:!■'• ■ hai
\ essel the Goven n1 . I I aters
! ■ • ■ . n. ■ arrying a batt« r '■
. ■ protected a sloping bulwark of • ak,
>. .,- arm' i . nd :■■ nd< n us ir< n
'■,-•■ n the Roai
kivei ■' • ' ' lay the Ui '
rk • i destru< tioi egui Phe tuwi
„]•■. . ■ . ■ ts forts; ii
,i : ■ .■ • • crt- sunk or ci |
the ii
When oik ' ■ ' • • • ■
,• • , ■ ■ • t V ngtoi .■■ .■
- ■ • ". ■ - tmilial
•'■ - • c or dei
pven t< ■ I leral n»i I <nd agaii
Albemarle . bul I red ong tin* md dail]
the situati< i re 1 trussing B Septem
t r the Navy 1 I i I • •• " ■<'
...
. ■ bring n
plai ■ : • • ::■ : ■ <■• ' ' - - ' ■ '
■ ••■ - • W. B. Cushing, famous for
ape Fear Rivei . rr>i i [ 1 ■ ■ of Gtttys
!•>• . us< hi wits km ■ • as a brave and
■ • ■ • . . ■ . ranted the ne« essan
- -:\\-\" ■ " ' .■:■•. • : .'. •■ I
sful. He •':< •
. • •:. \< w V« rk an opei launch, fitted ■ ith
. ■ ■ • ■ ment for 1 ring a torped
■ ■ . the 1
ning the gunboal t the i I I the R
■ ■
The Attack
A - '
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uned Ivanceof 1
red ' ; ■ ■ -■■."' and
.•.• ■ • '
.... . . . . ..., v t r
■ ■ as broad er;< ug
ng th\ !<• ; > ': ; . r <•-..: . • rtifi
■ ■ ■ t discovery ,
c wreck of a Fed
. ■ Hen • kept a seni i
....... . . , . .. .... . ...
■ ■ . E an attack V\;<\< r the ■
. . ■ . ■ neither seen noi
tenant ] ■ . ' • ai i apidh
... bed th< ■ ■ ■ • ■
.....
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• •. .••■• ■
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Her bi f planking, pierced
. . • , • • • ■ • hapt, the AIl«-
SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR JANUARY 5. 1908
this support by taking pian< pupils. Tl - I
, ■ . but it was pretty hard sledd-.n^. I i
ne of the burdens, because I was taken fr m s> h<» I
at once, up< nmy father's death, a: .• ' Ito the
. :::< c of "The Hannibal Courier," as printer's ap
prentice, and Mr. S., the editox and proprietor of
the paper, allowed me the usual emolument oi the
office of apprentice — thai is t. say, bi ard aad cl thes.
but n<> money. The clothes consisted of two a
year; but one of the suits always failed t-' material
ize and the other suit was not purchased
Mr S's • .d clothes held out. I was only ab ni
,;s big as Mr. S . consequently hi? :-h;rts gave :: I i
tnfortabk ser.:-e of hvmg ;:. aim us tenl i I •
bad 1 ' v up Ins rant- to my ears to make them
sh< rt en< >ugh
There were two other apprentices On< ■ is Steve
teen or eighteen years o -
When he was in Mr S.s clothes they fitted
him as the ■ andk mold tits the candle; tl
generally in 6 cated condition, particularly in
tmxner tim« He was a reckks
• ..-.- bk creature; he had no prim pies nd
delightful company. At nrst we three appreni
had to feed in the kitchen with the old slav«
and her very handsome and bright ai : • . •
• . >ung tnulati I ighter. For his i mv
-for he was not genet for other
people's amusement,— Stevewas i I
sistently and loudly and « iborai making]
that mulatto girl . stressing tb tof hei
..nil worrying the old mother to death
She would say, "Now, Marse Steve, M i
. ant you behave y< urs« ti
With encouragement like that, Steve I
■ • rally renew his attentions and emphasia I
;• was kiDingh funny 1 R .'■ fa and me Ai I I
-: eak truly, the old mother's distress I rt I
merely a pretense SI I nderstood thai
By CARL HOVEY
Drawing by L. A shsf<r
marie bore out in
her appearance her
frightful reputation ;
Some one called
out from the deck.
An exclamation was
heard ; then a second
shrill shout. rhis
caused tin Lieuten
ant to turn the
launch directly to
ward the vessel. He
intended to dart
swiftly under hvr
quarter, release the
torpedo, and speed
away; but m the
next instant he dis^
covered a floating
chain of logs, which
evidently encircled
the ram completely.
It was an obstacle
which Cushing had
not considered, and
lie was forced to turn
sharply. As he did
so a volley of musket
balls struck the launch, wounding some 6t the men
and missing the leader so narrowly that the back bi
his coat and the sole oi his shi < were torn by bullets.
After running back a short distance, the Lieu
tenant turned the bow of the launch toward the ram
(.■nee more, and. ordering the engineer to put on all
possible speed, steered straight for the vessel, which
was now shooting out jets of flame more and more
rapidly. In thi< brief and exciting time Cashing had
made up his mind that th logs composing the bar
rier were slippery enough, if indeed they' were not
actually covered with watery slime, to" allow the
launch to vlide over them w"ith the headway now
obtained. ' >nee over, it would not be possible to re
turn; but to this consideration he attached no :m
portance.
Tied to his wrists and ankles as he stood in the
bow were the lines of ropei which he controlled the
movements of the boat and also the mechanism of
the torpedo. What amazing coolness was required
of him! To guide the boat into a certain position.
to lower the torpedo at the exact moment, to wait a
few seconds for it to ri>e under the vessel's quarter
before pulling the trigger line to explode it. were
difficult operations in them: elves. But now, when
the launch struck and rose and slid over the log bar
rier, and elided into the ]hk>l beside the AlK
mark the lire of a hundred men was directed upon
it with frantic energy. The thine must l<e done
while a rifle j;iin was aiming not a dozen feet away.
Those in the launch could hear the orders and the
movement to depress the muzzle It-fore tiring.
They bent low, save the Lieutenant, who st«>od
erect, and slowly sank the ti.rrfdt. in the water. At
by th- ■■. ■ - ■ ■" ' •
right to i that |
to. Bui ry sea
. . . . . .
-. . . ntJ
Wi goi . •
kitche table, and 1
~ ■ that is to s - ■
nearly every nighi
we had d • nd i I ' "
nd onions aj thn i rried thei
a to the] tmg ofl
on the fl - ■ - " ' ' ■
. ■ ■
As I :■..--.•: ■..--.• ' ~ !
prett; :losc ax I rif I Ida
• • re pi
the ground r ai
ng with 1
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... ting a '
-
ng to the ecoi
otfee hei I - i ' "

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rdmgto 5 thai
... . - - - -
the sugar si i " ped 1
U : - : •. : I with the spooi
. .
igax : ■ i nothinj ta la c
......
it 1 pei
......
last, after a horrible interval, they saw hir
the line of r«>i*.- made fast to his wr>t.
The e\j<lo>s:on followed :nst..nt'v. and at tl
moment a bubh!-.nt; wave rose higher .ir.-l - -
above the launch, then tell heavily inN\»ri?. -
the ridd!e»! she!! of the little bout straight to t ;
torn. As the boat went down Cashing shoutt
his men t>> save themselves S-rr.e called ■ •-' '
>i:rren»ier! "" but were not heart* in the li'.n aru: n
of tiring; some sank in the river; white otl
tempted t«> escape by swicsjniag toward *-■"■
ness away from the >h -n.
Cu*hin£*s Escape
•yHi: leader, havins: ru\ hims< l! of h> -.■..':..•
1 tols, adopted the latter course^ andj eing .. -■
>\\ immer, rapidly increased the distance betw een
and the ener:\y. They wer« cut in V-. > - l ts: tor
could hear their voices ...:■;<! the ><•.::•. ii of tfc* • -' r>
but after a time these sounds died away, ..r..i
turned and swam in the »i:rvetio>n he > » l><: ' t '
land to be. He swam mechanically, feeling stranj? •
little interest in the danger of h-.> sitv-.ri.r.
cessar.t. ohokmj; waves, the tm known r\; ..•..-■
trateri the jnr-.l *>f capture^aH were noi
the thought which beset hi:n. llad he -.■.--''•
JlPerhaps.'j he thought; 'the tor{>«-i!o \\.i> not •
right place after all; perhaps I exploded it too so* :
I'he doubt was so distressing th.»t he felt a strong :
clination to swim back t«< the raro, to see with
own eyes whether she ha»i surk or not, or .it lea*: t
hear what they were saying
B-.:t v. here he ws*. «-r thr ram, • r the banfe - t v f

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