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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
but the main currents of his being set toward the ocean, and it was only through special inducements that his employment, especially in his latter years, was ashore. He was constantly reading and writing, even on board ship. When in business in China, he was correspondent of the Boston Traveler. After his marriage, he wrote for the Youth's Companion and Harper's, not to speak in detail of his several lectures and translations. Mr. Frazar's first book was on Practical Boat Sailing. The vk is properly rescued at last. The Log of the Maryland (1890), in the guise of fiction, is in effect an account of one of Captain Frazar's own voyages. The routine and adventures of a long ocean journey are faithfully told. The sea-fight with Chinese pirates, with which the story closes, bristles with excitement. Perhaps Mr. Frazar's books are as remarkable for their varied knowledge as for any one quality, though they are interesting, as well. In his active life as a sailor, and in his