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Captains Courageous

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Novel by Kipling, published in 1897.

Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous (1897)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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214 words

...Captains Courageous , a story of the Grand Banks ( 1897 ) A novel by Rudyard Kipling . Harvey Cheyne, the spoilt adolescent son of an American millionaire, is washed overboard from the ship that is taking him and his over-anxious mother to Europe. He is rescued by a crew member of the ‘We’re Here’, a fishing boat from Gloucester, Massachusetts, and is obliged to spend the summer fishing-season on board, earning his keep, before the boat will take him back to land and restore him to his parents. The experience not only toughens him physically, but changes him...

Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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140 words

... Courageous , novel by Kipling , published in 1897 . Harvey Cheyne, a 15-year-old pampered son of a Los Angeles millionaire, is lost overboard from a transatlantic steamer and picked up by the Gloucester fishing schooner We're Here. The schooner is commanded by Disko Troop, a seasoned Bank fisherman of high integrity and strong will, who hires the lad at $10 a month to work as a second boy. At first unwillingly, but later with interest and determination, Harvey learns the arts of sailing and fishing. From a weak, selfish, arrogant child he becomes a...

Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous  

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Novel by Kipling, published in 1897.
2 Maccabees

2 Maccabees   Reference library

R. Doran and R. Doran

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
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Religion
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20,060 words
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Oxford University Press

...( 1 Macc 2:1 ), an account filled with heroic tales as Judas with twenty men kills over 2,000, creates havoc in the enemy camp, and yet retires unharmed. ( vv. 18–26 ) Treaty of Antiochus V The contrast with 1 Maccabees is again striking: there the forces at Beth-zur fight courageously but eventually are forced to capitulate ( 6:31, 49–50 ). The forces at Jerusalem hold out but survive only because the king withdraws at the news of Philip's return ( 1 Macc 6:51–62 ). It looks as if the author of 2 Maccabees has transferred the events at Jerusalem to Beth-zur...

1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles   Reference library

H. P. Mathys, H. P. Mathys, and H. P. Mathys

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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48,015 words
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Oxford University Press

...and the size of the task at hand. vv. 6–16 , the Chronicler uses David's final decrees as portrayed in 1 Kings 2 for David's speech to Solomon in his own work. Ignoring the confusion surrounding the accession, however, he copies only David's call to abide by the law and act courageously ( 1 Kings 2:2–3 ). The relationship between David and Solomon in Chronicles is similar to that of Moses and Joshua (cf. also vv. 11–13 ). v. 6 , the direct order to build the temple comes from David. v. 8 , Nathan's prophecy ( 2 Sam 7 ) contains no explanation as to why...

Jeremiah

Jeremiah   Reference library

Kathleen M. O'Connor and Kathleen M. O'Connor

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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48,981 words
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...what had already been true of his spirit. The fate of city and inhabitants follows that of the king. Houses are burned and people are exiled. Only the poor remain, and Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, then gives them land ( vv. 8–10 ). vv. 11–18 (Jeremiah freed), as Zedekiah is imprisoned by Nebuzaradan, Jeremiah simultaneously gains release and protection from the same captain at the command of Nebuchadrezzar ( vv. 11–13 ). Jeremiah is put under the protection of Gedaliah, the Jewish governor appointed by Babylon, and son of Ahikam (see jer 26:24 )....

Disko Troop

Disko Troop  

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Character in Captains Courageous.
Fluellen

Fluellen  

In Shakespeare's Henry V, a pedantic but courageous Welsh captain.
bulldog

bulldog  

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A bulldog has traditionally been taken as the symbol of what are regarded as British characteristics of pluck and stubbornness, and may generally denote a person noted for courageous or stubborn ...
John Milton Brannan

John Milton Brannan  

(1819–92) Union army officer, born in Washington, D.C. In the Mexican War (1846–48), Brannan was awarded a captain's brevet for courageous performance at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco (both ...
Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy  

(1900–1967)US film star who had the distinction of being awarded Oscars two years in succession.Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Spencer Tracy turned to acting while at Ripon College, enrolling at the ...
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling  

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(1865–1936),British poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, resided for several years after 1892 at Brattleboro, Vt. With his brother-in-law, Wolcott Balestier, he wrote The Naulahka (1892). ...
Juno and the Paycock

Juno and the Paycock  

A: Sean O'Casey Pf: 1924, Dublin Pb: 1925 G: Tragicom. in 3 acts S: Dublin tenement living room, 1922 C: 14m, 5fDespite the ‘peacock’, her drunken and idle husband ‘Captain’ Jack Boyle, his wife Juno ...
Disko Troop

Disko Troop   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
Length:
6 words

...Troop , character in Captains Courageous...

Kipling, Rudyard

Kipling, Rudyard (1865–1936)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
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Literature
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55 words

...Rudyard ( 1865–1936 ), British poet , novelist , and writer of short stories , resided for several years after 1892 at Brattleboro, Vermont. With his brother-in-law, Wolcott Balestier, he wrote The Naulahka (1892). Captains Courageous (1897) is Kipling’s own work concerned with the American scene in telling of life aboard a fishing schooner out of...

WHITTIER, John Greenleaf

WHITTIER, John Greenleaf (1807–92)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
70 words

... poet who wrote many ballads and narrative poems which were favourites with American children. These include Skipper Ireson’s Ride ( 1828 , revised 1857 ), in which a skipper is tarred and feathered for abandoning his wrecked ship; it is frequently referred to in Captains Courageous ( 1897 ). Whittier edited Child Life ( 1871 ), a notable children’s poetry...

Barton, Dick

Barton, Dick ([Radio])   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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54 words

...Dick [Radio] The hero of the radio series Dick Barton Special Agent , broadcast between 1946 and 1951 , who courageously pursued and defeated arch-criminals. > Someone who pursues wrongdoers Sky Captain is the personification of these, with a dash of Bulldog Drummond and a hint of Dick Barton Special Agent. Film Inside Out ...

Kipling, Rudyard

Kipling, Rudyard   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
Length:
65 words

...poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, came to the U.S. ( 1889 ) via California, resided for several years after 1892 at Brattleboro, Vt., with his brother-in-law Wolcott Balestier , with whom he wrote The Naulahka ( 1892 ), but with whom he later quarreled. Captains Courageous ( 1897 ) is Kipling's own work concerned with the American...

Tracy, Spencer

Tracy, Spencer (1900–67)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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74 words

...Hollywood actor, appearing in nearly 80 films, of which nine, including Adam's Rib ( 1949 ), Pat and Mike ( 1957 ), and his last film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ( 1967 ), were with his on- and off-screen partner, Katharine Hepburn . He won Academy Awards for Captains Courageous ( 1937 ) and Boys Town ( 1938...

Flynn, Errol

Flynn, Errol (1909–59)([Cin.])   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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69 words

...Errol [Cin.] ( 1909–59 ) An Australian-born American actor who became famous for his swashbuckling roles in such costume adventure films as Captain Blood ( 1935 ) and The Adventures of Robin Hood ( 1938 ). > A dashing hero; mentioned in the context of swashbuckling sword-fighting I gave him a smile. Dawn Patrol . Errol Flynn courageous in the face of certain doom. Robert Crais Lullaby Town ...

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