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In introducing to the Reader the following account of Captain Rock, it may be as well that I should also give him some account of myself, and of the manner in which the Manuscript of the Captain came into my possession.
I little thought, at one time of my life, that I ever should be induced to visit Ireland. Often, indeed, had I declared-so great was my horror of that country—that “I would just as soon trust my person among those savages of the Andamans, who eat up all new-comers, as among the best bred gentlemen of Kerry and Tipperary.” The circumstances that at length led me to muster up courage enough for the undertaking, were as follows :
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