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                   Aboard the North Star.
and felt nervous enough, but kept at it; A. G.
and Hamilton took refuge in a cabin, the first
almost frantic, the second distracted between
his desire to finish an awkward sketch of the
debarkation of the troops for Harpers, which he
had began, and his duty to the Times.     Finally
the two agreed to accompany A. C. Hills to the 
crescent city, hurried off to the gun boats, 
and quiet prevailed.      A. C. took charge of our
�mail.�   I retired to my berth and soothed my-
self with �Orley Farm,� Howell moving into my
cabin and taking the lower shelf.      I had begun
to like him as a quiet fellow, with a good deal
of sterling sense, reminding me, in some respects,
of my brother Charley.    A quiet evening mostly
on deck, enjoying the repose after the excitement.
  18.  Thursday.   A morning aboard. �Selling�
Hayes with a story about the Captain�s inten-
tion to put his carpet bag ashore, whenever he
quitted the vessel.    The youth had had an in-
terview with the mariner, who had been in a
chronic state of rile ever since the North Star
had left New York, principally because Irwin
had told him that he, the Captain, was nobody
on board his own vessel, and that all he had to
do was to obey orders.      One may imagine the
result in the maritime mind.         Furthermore
he had not been treated with any degree of respect               
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