America and her ships may change, but the Monroe boys are always drawn to the sea...
Stephen Monroe is a young, zealous patriot, proud of his brother William, who is a distinguished captain in the Revolutionary War. The one thing Stephen can’t understand is how his brother can kill Redcoats but despise the fiery words of other revolutionaries like Thomas Paine. When Stephen meets Lieutenant William Morris, he thinks he has found someone even more patriotic than his brother. Caught between two Williams, Stephen must realize there are two wars going on, and he must choose between his brother’s or Lieutenant Morris’s.
Two Williams is a thrilling tale of patriotism and rebellion, the third of best-selling author Douglas Wilson’s historical children’s stories. The four books of the Maritime Series follow the seafaring adventures of the Monroe family from the eighteenth century through modern times. America and her ships may change, but the Monroe boys are always drawn to the sea.
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From the book
The gun ports of both ships were fully opened, and the crews of both ships were at their battle stations. But at that moment the flag on the Constant unfurled clearly, and Captain Monroe put down his eyeglass with relief. He turned to his mate and said, “Americans.” Word traveled fast, and the crew of the Susquehanna all stood back in relief, relaxing.
Turning back to the gunwale, Captain Monroe leaned on the rail and prepared to shout out greetings as they passed. As their bows came even with each other, the ships were very close—only about fifty yards apart. Captain Monroe waited for a moment and then cupped his hands to shout out a greeting. Just then a figure, oddly familiar, stepped out onto the deck of the other ship, and Captain Monroe stopped and pulled his glass back up again. Morris!
Just at that moment a roar came from the other ship, and billows of smoke blew out from her port side. –from the book
Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Beowulf: A New Verse Rendering, Why Children Matter, and What I Learned in Narnia.
PAGE COUNT: 130 pages
ISBN 10: 1954887426
PUB. DATE: April 4, 2023 (edition: 2nd)
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