Commodore Barney’s Young Spies By James Otis Pdf

Commodore Barney's Young Spies By James Otis Pdf

Download Commodore Barney’s Young Spies By James Otis Pdf book free online – from Commodore Barney’s Young Spies By James Otis Pdf book; “Commodore Barney don’t run!” Darius cried angrily, for he never allowed anything disparaging to be said in his presence of the man whom he believed to be the greatest naval commander who ever lived.

“Perhaps he don’t very often; but he has this time,” Jim said in a tone so decided that we could not but believe he was convinced of the truth of his own words. Commodore Barney’s Young Spies By James Otis Pdf

“Did you see him?” Darius demanded, and I expected that when he answered this question Jim’s story would fall to pieces; but the lad replied bold as a lion:

“Of course I did! All the boats laid here after the fight in St. Leonard’s bay, an’ it was only yesterday they scooted up the river!”

Here was news with a vengeance, and I no longer felt the same desire to punch Jim’s head which had come over me when he first came aboard with what I believed was a cock and bull story. Commodore Barney’s Young Spies By James Otis Pdf

Then, with first one and another asking questions, we learned from Jim that while we were in Baltimore the British frigate Loire had chased Commodore Barney’s flotilla into St. Leonard’s bay, and blockaded it there until Colonel Carberry’s artillery came down from Frederick and drove the enemy away.

Then, having learned of the enormous force at the mouth of the bay, Commodore Barney sailed to Benedict, where he remained four and twenty hours, or till word was brought that ten or twelve of the enemy’s vessels were bound up the bay, bound most likely for Baltimore or Washington, when he sailed for Nottingham, further up the river.

Darius was more concerned than either of us, for he firmly believed that Joshua Barney would not have beaten a retreat without first having been positive that an overwhelming force was near at hand, and if there were Britishers near enough to drive the commodore away, we had got ourselves in a pickle by coming up the river.

The first thought which came to my mind was that the Avenger was in great danger of being captured in short order, for I made no question but that the enemy would pursue Barney, and we were where we could not escape, save by way of the bay. Commodore Barney’s Young Spies By James Otis Pdf

Jerry, however, had the idea that all these man[oe]uvres would further his scheme, and he said as if being thoroughly well satisfied with the situation:

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