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INCIDENTS IN THE EARLY LIFE

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HAWSER MARTINGALE.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

• TALES OF THE OCEAN," "SALT-WATER BUBBLES," ETC.

“A SAILOR is a live book of travels. Check your own vanity, if you possibly can,
and set him talking; you shall find him full of profitable matter."

CHARLES READE.

BOSTON:
CROSBY, NICHOLS, LEE AND COMPANY,

117 WASHINGTON Street.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by

CROSBY, NICHOLS, LEE & CO.,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

ELECTROTYPED AT THE
BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

PREFACE.

This book contains a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles, and adventures of the writer during eight years of his early life — between the years 1809 and 1817. It may not contain much which is extraordinary or exciting; but the pictures it furnishes of “life at sea," the illustrations it gives of the character of the sailor, the temptations by which he is surrounded, and the moral as well as physical dangers which beset him on every side, have at least the merit - I had almost said the novelty of truth.

JOHN S. SLEEPER.

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6. DISTURBING A COLONY OF BATS,....
7. ATTACK ON THE GENERAL ARMSTRONG PRIVATEER,
8. HAWSER PRACTISING GYMNASTICS,. ..

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