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had removed the cordite to the shore magazine. It was no business of
the water police to know what the ordnance men did, and by an
oversight that department failed to notify the superintendent of
police that the watchmen might be withdrawn.

Who the desperadoes were was never known. The body of the most daring
of the miscreants was found, badly burned, in the hold. The man who
was shot during the rush to the gangway died in hospital the next day
without regaining consciousness; while at low water the bodies of the
three men who fled down the ladder were found lying on the mud, so
the whole of the active members of the gang were accounted for.

As for Smith and Adams, they did well out of the business, both being
made sergeants in recognition - so the report states - "of their
bravery in frustrating, _when absolutely unsupported_, a daring
attempt by five unknown miscreants upon the powder-hulk _Bikanir_."

THE END.




[Transcriber's Notes:

"THE CAPTAIN, A MAGAZINE FOR BOYS & 'OLD BOYS.'"
was a monthly magazine for young boys. It contained articles
about how to make things yourself, about schools, photography
and short stories by different authors. The magazines were
also published collectively as half-year volumes. In 1912
volume XXVII appeared that included three stories by
Percy F. Westerman.
Those stories are presented in this ebook, with the
addition of a contents-list and an illustrations-list.

This book contains a number of misprints.
The following misprints have been corrected:

[an attempt will made to] ->
[an attempt will be made to]

[ejacuated Devereux] - >
[ejaculated Devereux]

[asked the American, cutely,] - >
[asked the American, acutely,]

[One warthy Berber] - >
[One swarthy Berber]

[she ay moored] - >
[she lay moored]

[are th signal that a] - >
[are the signal that a]

[the cluste of] - >
[the cluster of]

Obvious punctuation/spelling errors were corrected without note.

]








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