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They were so very young. Of the commissioned Page 41 officers, Charles Lining, the ship's surgeon, was the oldest-thirty-one. , Fred Chew, and Dabney Scales, were all younger. Matthew O'Brien, the chief engineer, was twenty-six. John Mason and Orris Browne were both twenty. Looking at them, Waddell felt very old. He explained the choice that must be made: to run and hide, or to take to the ocean and gamble on getting the ship in shape for a chase, then recruiting seamen from the captured vessels.

Captain Ramsey had explained that the engine needed repairs. The authorities asked to see the damaged equipment, and Ramsey, a thoughtful man, showed them some broken cogs he had brought along for just such a purpose. The officials took the parts ashore to have new ones made at the government workshop. In another day they would be ready. Waddell wondered what had happened to the Sea King. She was not dangerously overdue, but still. . The lookout stationed at the masthead was ordered to report the appearance of any vessels coming in sight of the harbor at night as well as during the day.

He had a command. In his pocket was a letter which began: You are about to proceed upon a cruise in the far-distant Pacific, into the seas and among the islands frequented by the great American whaling fleet, a source of abundant wealth to our enemies and a nursery for their seamen. It is hoped that you may be able to greatly damage and disperse that fleet, even if you do not succeed in utterly destroying it. . And ended: You have a fine-spirited body of young men under your command, and may reasonably expect to perform good and efficient service.

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