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By Robert Louis Stevenson, Leonardo

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A Child's backyard of Verses is a suite of poetry for kids by way of the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. the gathering first seemed in 1885 less than the name Penny Whistles, yet has been reprinted again and again, frequently in illustrated types. It includes approximately sixty five poems together with the adored classics "Foreign Children," "The Lamplighter," "The Land of Counterpane," "Bed in Summer," "My Shadow" and "The Swing." The classical pupil Terrot Reaveley Glover released a translation of the poems into Latin in 1922 below the name Carmina non prius audita de ludis et hortis virginibus puerisque.

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Semmes burned the Brilliant and transferred fifty of his prisoners to the Emily Farnum and ransomed her, with the agreement that she would sail to Liverpool. But the Emily Farnum broke her agreement, unbeknown to us, and returned to Boston, where she spread word that our raider was off the coast. Newspapers picked up the news and, though we were not aware of it, the alarm spread fast. It hampered our movements. Yet within twelve days Semmes overtook and burned eight more enemy ships, taking their crews aboard and releasing them at the first port we entered.

He was tempted, according to a rumor that ran through our ship, to steam through and attack the shipping in New York Harbor. Instead, he gave up this bold gamble and set off for Martinique to rendezvous with the Agrippina. We moved cautiously. Not only did we know the number of Northern ships that were trailing us, but also that each had a picture of the 290, a copy of a photograph taken by someone with a camera before we sailed from Liverpool. ” Slipping out of the Gulf Stream, we skirted the regular shipping lanes, but by chance on November 2 we overhauled the New Bedford whaler Levi Starbuck.

I cannot put them down, even now. “I’ve never seen Port-au-Prince,” I answered. ” “As good a reason as any,” Lieutenant Kell replied, unconvinced, I judged by his tone. The sixty-six passengers were mostly French planters and their wives. I saw them only as they got on the Dauphine and as they got off, a fashionable group who had been in New Orleans for some sort of celebration. The ship was in command of Chief Petty Officer Carroll. He was a young man I knew only slightly, an alert and knowledgeable seaman.

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