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Chapter 24: The Sumter off Cadiz the Pillars of Hercules Gibraltar capture of the enemy's ships Neapolitan and Investigator a conflagration between Europe and Africa the Sumter anchors in the harbor of Gibraltar the Rock; the Town; the military; the review and the Alameda. The afternoon was bright and beautiful as the Sumter, emerging from the harbor of Cadiz, felt once more the familiar heave of the sea. There was no sail in sight over the vast expanse of waters, except a
an to expostulate.
But I had no time for parley, for there was another ship demanding my attention; and so, transferring the prisoners from the doomed ship to the Sumter, as speedily as possible, the Neapolitan was burned; burned in the sight of Europe and Africa, with the turbaned Moor looking upon the conflagration, on one hand, and the garrison of Gibraltar and the Spaniard on the other.
Previously to applying the torch, we took a small liberty with some of the excellent fruit of the Barin