Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Dreaming
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Van Dyke
A Dieppe Pilot
Gallant Daughter
The Sailor And The Actress
Countess De St. Belmont
Quartering




Lord Cochrane

Anecdotes Home




When this gallant officer was entrusted with the perilous
duty of conducting the fire-ships in the attack upon the French fleet in
Basque Roads, he had lighted the fusee which was to explode one of these
terrific engines of destruction, and had rowed off to some distance, when
it was discovered that a dog had been left on board. Lord C. instantly
ordered the men to row back, assuring them that there was yet time enough,
_if they pulled hard_, to save the poor animal. They got back to the
fire-ship just a few minutes before it would have been too late to save the
animal; and when the dreadful explosion took place, were still so near the
floating volcano, that the fragments fell in heaps around them.





Next: Sir Samuel Hood

Previous: Fenelon



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2928





Random Anecdotes

Touching Recognition
Literary Pursuits
Ingenious Contrivance
Sir Joshua Reynolds
A Noble Enemy
An Archbishop
Astley Cooper
Servant At Noyon
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
An Odd Fault
A Benevolent Judge
Carving
Reasons, You Would Ascribe It To A Better Motive
Erskine
A Dieppe Pilot
Physicians In China
Another
Treated So Cavalierly
Johnson And Millar
Grog
Integrity
Horse Trials
Sheridan
Gallant Daughter
The Deaf And Dumb Mother