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Nathaniel Bowditch Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Nathaniel Bowditch
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“For nine years he would not leave by Day or Night without permission.”
Jean Lee Latham
author
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
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Nathaniel Bowditch
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years
servitude
permission
indentured servants
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“It’s a simple matter of mathematics, sir.”
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“Being indentured is just like being in jail. If you run away, someone will c-c-capture you and bring you b-b-back.”
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“And now you’re becalmed. Just like I was at your age. Wouldn’t think to look at me I was bright as a dollar once, would you? But I was. Wanted to make something of myself. But I didn’t have a chance. Taken out of school, I was. Just like you.”
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″‘I’ll do better, Mary. I swear I will.’ Mary didn’t answer. She just looked at Father. Her eyes were sad as Granny’s used to be. Nat knew what she was thinking. ‘You’ve lost your last anchor to windward.‘”
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″...we can’t have freedom—unless we have freedom. And that means freedom to speak our minds.”

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