For the Freedom of the Seas

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For the Freedom of the Seas  (1918) 
by Ralph Henry Barbour
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1918. Illustrated by Charles Lewis Wrenn

Mr. Barbour is equally at home, whether on the gridiron, the diamond, or "forty-fathoms" deep in submarine "Q-4" It was a foregone conclusion that he would grasp a current event and describe the adventures of a hero in patrol service, and would have his bravery roused through the ruthlessness of the German at sea. According to the demands of a certain type of boy fiction, it was to be guessed that his hero would be able to grasp intuitively the secret of good gunnery, and would win his laurels and outwit the Hun. All these characteristics mark the present story, and tho one could not claim any lasting quality for it, Mr. Barbour shows his usual ability—to put his readers in possession of the essential spirit, and to describe, with gusto, the noteworthy features of service at sea during the strenuous days of U-boat menace. The book has action in it from cover to cover. —The Literary Digest, December 1918.

FOR THE FREEDOM
OF THE SEAS


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"Hands up!" [Page 43]

FOR THE FREEDOM
OF THE SEAS


BY
RALPH HENRY BARBOUR

AUTHOR OF
"KEEPING HIS COURSE," "HITTING THE LINE",
"WINNING HIS GAME," ETC

ILLUSTRATED BY
CHARLES L. WRENN

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
NEW YORK LONDON
1918

Copyright, 1918, by
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

Printed in the United States of America

To

THOMAS LATIMER

of Groton, Connecticut
with the Author's
greetings

CONTENTS

  1. chapterpage
  2. I.
    The Way of the Hun
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    1
  3. II.
    With the Coast Patrol
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    14
  4. III.
    The Lonely Reef
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    26
  5. IV.
    A Battle Underground
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    38
  6. V.
    A Chance Encounter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    50
  7. VI.
    On the Thames
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    65
  8. VII.
    The U. S. S. "Gyandotte"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    78
  9. VIII.
    The Raider
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    87
  10. IX.
    Off for the Other Side
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    95
  11. X.
    Overboard!
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    106
  12. XI.
    Twenty Fathoms Down
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    118
  13. XII.
    In the Submarine "Q-4"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    133
  14. XIII.
    "Surface!"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    148
  15. XIV.
    In an Irish Mist
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    161
  16. XV.
    The Mysterious Signals
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    177
  17. XVI.
    Through the Night
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    193
  18. XVII.
    Boys in Khaki
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    203
  19. XVIII.
    Tip, or the "Sans Souci"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    217
  20. XIX.
    Off Heligoland
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    235
  21. XX.
    The Battle in the North Sea
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    247
  22. XXI.
    Castaways
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    258
  23. XXII.
    Mart Turns up
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    272
  24. XXIII.
    The Captain Comes Round
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    284

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. FACING PAGE
  2. "Hands up!"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Frontispiece
  3. Oars dashed at the water and the boat headed away
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    12
  4. There was a crash as the shell sped from the gun
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    93
  5. The big funnel crashed down upon the boy
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    112

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1944, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.