Admiral Hornswoggle's Nautical Adventures

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In his long career of distinguished service, Admiral Hornswoggle has ended the Spanish war, crossed the treacherous Piso Mojado in a balloon, gone questing for the Axe of the Apostles, faced terrifying supernatural manifestations, brought peace to a lawless western town, captured the notorious pirate Falsebeard, and solved an intricate murder mystery.

These things are well known. They have passed into our standard history-books. But now, for the first time, Admiral Hornswoggle tells you, in his own words, what really happened.

His adventures may remind you of the tales of the renowned Baron Munchausen. And, just as in the narrations of that celebrated adventurer, every word is true.

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HENRICUS ALBERTUS BOLI was born in 1783 in York, Penna., the son of a local physician and typefounder. He showed an early aptitude for literary studies, and at the age of eight astonished his Latin master by successfully declining three nouns previously regarded as indeclinable. About a year later, he published his first volume of verse, an epic poem in twenty-four books describing a journey from York to Hanover, Penna. Having established his reputation, Dr. Boli continued his literary pursuits. Shortly after graduating from the Central Pennsylvania School for Unusual Boys, he invented the letter M, the income from which was enough to relieve him from the necessity of remunerative labor. He therefore turned his attention to works of charity. Saddened by the plight of Portuguese refugees, he organized and supervised the construction of Portugal, where at last they might have a home of their own. Meanwhile he diverted himself by writing a number of popular novels under the pen name “Anthony Trollope.” At about the same time he founded his celebrated Magazine, the flattering success of which continues to the present. Today, Dr. Boli still edits the magazine and its associated publications personally, at a time of life when other men might be considering an honorable retirement.

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