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" For coolness, judgment and remarkable bravery displayed in an accident encounter in the sinking and foundering of a sailboat under his command, which accident was not any way due to his own negligence or incapacity-" Dave started, then crimsoned, as the brigade adjutant continued reading: " Midshipman David Darrin, fourth class, is hereby specially commended, and his conduct is offered as an example to all his comrades in the brigade of midshipmen." "Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis" by H. Irving Hancock
This had been the man's safety through how many years- or how many generations- they did not know; for legends regarding the pilgrim had grown and were fostered by the medicine- men, who, by giving him great age and supernatural power, could, with more self- respect, apologize for their own incapacity. "Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
We also declared our minds together to the Duke of York about Sir John Minnes's incapacity to do any service in the Office, and that it is but to betray the King to have any business of trust committed to his weakness. "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright" by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke