A story of New England in 1775 bravely and stoutly portrays a boy's part in an incident which had its bearing on the...

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A story of New England in 1775 bravely and stoutly portrays a boy's part in an incident which had its bearing on the beginning of the U. S. Navy. Obie Merritt, whose father has already gone to sea, is asked by Major Twombly to take his oxen and help drag a huge tree from: one of the Major's New Hampshire properties down to Durham where the tree will be used for a mast, Obie is fourteen and anxious to work and prove himself. His own self confidence, a bit too big as is Obie himself for his age, trips him up during the haul, but he learns from his stumbles and is able to shoulder the responsibility for an accident and, along with the mast he has helped carry to the sea, the new United States Navy under John Paul Jones, Forthright.

Pub Date: April 17, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: McGraw-Hill- Whittlesey

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956