Sunday, December 23, 2007
Dear lieutenant Charles Hayden,
I write you again because I am now wondering what will happen to Mr. Hawthorn, Mr. Wickham, and yourself now that you are off the captured French ship and now in a French town as ‘spies’. I also wonder if you agree with what Mr. Hawthorn says about how he thinks that he just put Hayden and him on this mission because he does not want them on the ship, or he wants them to die. Were you mad when Mr. Wickham showed up on the beach when it was only suppose to be hawthorn and Hayden? Do you think it was a good idea to kill that French captain, because I don’t? To me it was stupid; he blew your only cover. Also do you think that you guys will make it back to the ship safe? Like I think that someone will either be shot or will be captured. And if that is the case then you will have to back and save them.
1) Capitulat on page172
1.to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
2.to give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.
2) Blundereron page 173
1.a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning. verb
2.to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance: Without my glasses I blundered into the wrong room.
3.to make a gross or stupid mistake, esp. through carelessness or mental confusion: Just pray that he doesn't blunder again and get the names wrong.
4.to bungle; botch: Several of the accounts were blundered by that new assistant.
5.to utter thoughtlessly; blurt out: He blundered his surprise at their winning the award.
3) Vindictiveness on page 173
a malevolent desire for revenge
4) Ostracization on page 174
1.to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.: His friends ostracized him after his father's arrest.
2.to banish (a person) from his or her native country; expatriate.
3.(in ancient Greece) to banish (a citizen) temporarily by popular vote.
A quote that appeled to me was "You shall take the prize to portsmouth and, upon my return, face a courtmartial. now remove yourself from my sight." page 166.
I picked this quote because i thought that it was strange how a captian would punish some one who just captured an enemy ship. Also because they captured it they will get prize money. but i cansee why the captian is mad because he did not follow orders and come back to the ship when the captian told him to, but still hayden capured one of the enemys ships, and did not lose very many men doing so either.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Dear, lieutenant, Charles Hayden
I write you again because I was wondering how you felt on the issue that captain Hart stooped you from chasing the two French frigates. Because when I read that chapter in the book it seemed to me that the captain was scared to go after them, and I think that this is going to foreshadow for something to happen, like he will tell you he is scared to fight, or he does not want to because he know the crew cant be trusted with weapons and could try to mutiny. Also I was wondering why doctor Griffiths came to you after he had treated the captain for his migraines and told you that the captain would not be felling well for a day or so. I know that he was just letting you know that but it just seemed a little fishy to me, but then again he could have just been warning you. Another thing I wanted to bring up is do you think it was smart to take over the French? Because I know that you wanted to do it for the prize money and to help keep the sailors from mutinying but as you were making your way to the ship the captain was ordering you to come back. Also I don’t think he is going to be very happy that because you went over to get the ship tow men died, one man will soon die, and eight are injured. To me I think that you will not be able to catch up to the other ship but if you do I think the captain will be mad at you and he will take the prize money for him self, but then again i could be wrong and I hope I am for your sake and the sailors as well.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
vocabulary words are
lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference: a disparity in age; disparity in rank.
a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurations drawing, uniformly filled in with black, esp. a black-paper, miniature cutout of the outlines of a famous person's face.
the outline or general shape of something: the slim silhouette of a skyscraper.
a dark image outlined against a lighter background. –verb (used with object)
to show in or as if in a silhouette.
Printing. to remove the background details from (a halftone cut) so as to produce an outline effect.
the residence of a member of the clergy, as provided by the parish or church.
English Ecclesiastical Law. the benefice of a parson.
1. To fall back from the flood stage.
2. To fall away or back; decline or recede. See Synonyms at
1.presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
2.indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
3.favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.
1.lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
2.proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.
1.the steersman of a racing shell.
2.a person who is in charge of a ship's boat and its crew, under an officer, and who steers it.
A quote that i thought was significant was this one on page 144. "Hayden suppressed a smile.' patience, Baldwin. I think we'll scare 'em more if we we're in range. don't you'". So he said this because they were chasing after a French ship and they were going to fire a warning and then Hayden said the quote above.and then they end up taking over the French ship. and that's where i stop ed and i think that it was really significant.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Under Enemy Colors
Dear Lieutenant, Charles Hayden
So on page 100-101 you describe the pamphlets that Mr. Wickcham found in the library when Mr. Aldrich returned the books to wickham. The pamphlets were called Common sense and The Rights of man; I just want to know a couple things like, why did you not tell the caption about the pamphlets? Were you scared about what he would do, because I think you should have told him he could have helped you figure the problem out and if he didn’t, you could have told Philip Stephens (the man you are writing to, to tell him how caption hart is as a caption) and you could have maybe taken over the ship. Another question is, are you worried about this the pamphlets being on the ship and all? Because to me that shows that mutiny could come around, and what do you plan to do about it if it does. Were you worried that the pamphlets came from Mr. Aldrich?
Under Enemy Colors
Here are some vocabulary words
in an uninterestingly ponderous manner; "the play was staged with ponderously realistic sets"
in a heavy ponderous manner; "he moves ponderously"
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
worthy of high praise; "applaud able efforts to save the environment"; "a commendable sense of purpose"; "laudable motives of improving housing conditions"; "a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence"
in an admirable manner; "the children's responses were admirably normal"
exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
Showing, signifying, or pointing out; expressive or suggestive (usually fol. by of): behavior indicative of mental disorder.
Grammar. Noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used for ordinary objective statements, questions, etc., as the verb plays in John plays football.
The indicative mood.
A verb in the indicative.
A quote that I think is significant was on page 101
"It led a colony to revolt, sir"
This was said by Mr. Wickham to Charles Hayden, and it was about pamphlets that were found on the boat, and the pamphlets were considered to be against the king and all he said. I picked this quote because it shows that America revolted because of how unfair the king was to them and the pamphlets mentioned earlier. And to me i think it is foreshadowing of some thing that will happen, like the crew will muntiny, or some thing will happen to capiton Hart.