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The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes
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May 10, 2012

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Read from May 10 to 12, 2012

I'm a little alarmed at some of the language in this book. I know it was a newbery award winner in the 20s, but wow, has some of our interpretation of language changed.... listen to this quote
" So now, giving her no heed, he began fondling the fat countryman's piece.' (p. 6). The author is talking about a gun, but yikes! I'm thinking I need to hide this one until I finish it!

And now I can see why no one checked this one out EVER. The language is so arcane that no kid I know would have the persistence to finish it (I know I didn't). The dialogue with one of characters who is Scottish was completely incomprehensible to me. Were there ANY other kids books published this year?

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