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It seemed unjust that she would go out into the great world — to Bath , to Brighton
, should see the Prince Regent and the great fights on Hounslow Heath - whilst I
was to remain forever a farmer's boy . That afternoon I was upstairs , looking at ...
The Government had sent out one of Nelson's old captains , Admiral Rowley , a
good fighting man ; but when it came to clearing the Gulf of Mexico , he was
about as useless as a prize - fighter trying to clear a stable of rats . I don't
suppose El ...
It was no business of mine ; I didn't want to interfere , and I felt like a man
hastening to separate half a dozen fighting dogs too large to be pleasant . When I
reached the top , there was a sort of undignified scuffle , and in the end I found
On the poop about twenty men had surrounded Major Cowper ; his white head
was being jerked backwards and forwards above their bending backs ; they had
got his old uniform coat off , and were fighting for the buttons . I had just time to ...
I was not angry any more ; it wasn't any good being angry , but I made a fight for it
. There were dozens of them ; they clutched my wrists , my elbows , and in
between my wrists and my elbows , and my shoulders . One pair of arms was
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