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Met no decided resistance.

I can recall no instance in which we met with any decided resistance; the officers of the captured vessels readily accepted the situation, and seemed anxious to give as little trouble as possible. Possibly they really thought—as one of them expressed it—that there were too many ships in the whaling fleet to thrive; that they needed thinning out. On one of the ships taken at the same time with several others the boarding officers found her Captain dressed in his Sunday clothes, grip-sack in hand. He had seen a prize on fire and, having taken the whole thing in at a glance, was quite ready with his crew to submit to the inevitable without any unnecessary talk.

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