Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Hinckley” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22.:
...ut on deck ringing in his ears.
He found Mrs. Holmes, the captain's wife, sitting on his sea-chest, clad in her husband's pants and the mate's coat and vest.
Have you a ditty box?
she asked Captain Hinckley .
Yes, said he, and handed her his own box from a shelf above his head.
Mrs. Holmes, as calmly as if she had been in her own sittingroom, selected from the box needles and thread, which she ...
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