Roughing It - Chapter 62

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Roughing It - Chapter 62
Bound for the Sandwich Islands—The Three Captains—The Old Admiral—His Daily Habits—His Well Fought Fields—An Unexpected Opponent—The Admiral Overpowered—The Victor Declared a Hero
 
 
 

This begins the final portion of Roughing It. Mark has taken ship to Hawaii aboard the Ajax. We are introduced to one of Twain's favorite foils, the boisterous and profane inventor of histories, the old Admiral. This retired whaleman is friend always to the underdog. And, originally being a Union man, he became a secessionist the moment the Southern army began to fail. On this particular voyage the Admiral meets his match and is vanquished by another inventor of history, a soft spoken individual named Williams.

 

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