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Spanish Prisoners of War

By Howells, William Dean, Editor

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Title: Spanish Prisoners of War  
Author: Howells, William Dean, Editor
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Howells, W. D. (n.d.). Spanish Prisoners of War. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: Certain summers ago our cruisers, the St. Louis and the Harvard, arrived at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with sixteen or seventeen hundred Spanish prisoners from Santiago de Cuba. They were partly soldiers of the land forces picked up by our troops in the fights before the city, but by far the greater part were sailors and marines from Cervera?s ill?fated fleet. I have not much stomach for war, but the poetry of the fact I have stated made a very potent appeal to me on my literary side, and I did not hold out against it longer than to let the St. Louis get away with Cervera to Annapolis, when only her less dignified captives remained with those of the Harvard to feed either the vainglory or the pensive curiosity of the spectator. Then I went over from our summer colony to Kittery Point, and got a boat, and sailed out to have a look at these subordinate enemies in the first hours of their imprisonment.

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Table of Contents: Spanish Prisoners of War, 1 -- William Dean Howells, 1 -- I, 1 -- II, 2 -- III, 4 -- IV, 5

 

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