The Yankee Clipper

1
Today American ships are
 reappearing in the world's
ports, as our Nation, humiliated
by her lost prestige upon
the seas, strives to regain
the glory she so gallantly
won in the Nineteenth
       Century - -

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2
- - that adventurous Age of
Sailing Ships, when Yankee
topsails, like flying clouds,
dotted every ocean - - when
China, Golden Empress of
the Orient, dangled before 
the eyes of the world a
coveted prize - her tea trade.

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3
England, long supreme upon
 the seas, was seizing
the trade that should have
been ours until at last, 
throughout America, echoed
a mighty cry for faster 
ships - - and captains more
      courageous.

4
England

5
Victoria, a wise and
 beloved Sovereign.

      ...Julia Faye

6
Lord Anthony Huntington -
 England's foremost
ship-builder.

         ...Louis Payne

7
"Lord Huntington, we
 understand America is
 determined to break
 our grip on the tea
 trade to her own
    ports - -"

8
"Their vessels lack speed,
 Your Majesty. My new 
 ship, Lord of the Isles,
 will outsail any Yankee
        afloat."

9
Lady Jocelyn - daughter
  of Lord Huntington.

        ...Elinor Fair

10
"Lord Huntington - - in this
 friendly competition with
 America, we must not be
        defeated."

11
America

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12
A room in the
 White House.

13
Hal Winslow, son of a Boston
 ship-builder - - about to
challenge England's flaunted
speed with a new and daring
type of vessel.

          ...William Boyd

14
"This is my boy Hal - - he
 will command my Yankee
 Clipper to China on her
    maiden voyage."

15
"A marvelous vessel, sir - -
 may she be the fore-runner
 of a hundred more to come!"

16
"America's hope of
 prestige upon the
 seas now rests with
 you, my boy. God
 grant you victory!"

17
A week out - - southward
 bound for the Roaring
        Horn.

18
"Stowaway, sir."

19
"Hang your hat on that
 topmast - - and make
  yourself at home."

20
First Mate Doane never
 raised a hand against
the crew - - he used his
foot.

      ...Stanton Heck

21
"He'll do, Mr. Doane - -
      sign him on."

22
"An' de dead man he kept
 a creepin' an' creepin'
    right at me - -"

23
"- an' his glassy eye
 was shinin' like de
 eye of a ghost - -"

24
Mickey Murphy - who fled a
 stormy scene at home when
cane-lightning struck the
seat of his pants.

       ...Junior Coghlan

25
"See that cap? - -"

26
"Bring it down to me."

27
"How'd you like to
 help me boss this 
       ship?"

28
"Well, now that we're all
 here - - let's have a chaw
       of terbaccy."

29
"I'd like ships a lot
 better if they didn't
 call 'em She - I hate
        women!"

30
"The only pa and ma I
 got is a aunt - - and
 she's got a broomstick."

31
"- - gee, how I hate
        women!"

32
PAGODA ANCHORAGE
 FOO CHOW HARBOR
     CHINA

33
"It seems very strange
 that Paul isn't here to
       meet me."

34
"Undoubtedly some
 important business
 has delayed him."

35
Paul de Vigny, the man Lady
 Jocelyn had travelled
sixteen thousand miles to
marry.


            ...John Miljan

36
"You not love Wing Toy
 any more - - you marry
    English lady - -"

37
"I must marry the English
 lady because she is
 rich - - but I love only
       Wing Toy."

38
"Jocelyn, mere words
 cannot express my
    happiness."

39
Louqua, famous controller
 of the tea trade - - a
man of learning and vast
        wealth.

40
"Those two are the fastest
 ships ever built - - their
 struggle for supremacy
  will be magnificent."

41
"I shall invite both captains
 to dinner that we may
  discuss tea cargoes."

42
Foochow, the Age-stained -
 Tea Center of the World.

Clashing colors - - jabbering
throngs - - muttering drums - -
the discordant symphony of 
        the East.

43
"Is it necessary to hold
  that lady so tightly?"

44
"If I don't, she'll fall."

45
"Captain Hal Winslow, ma'am,
    and at your service."

46
"Which tea is better?"

47
"The first."

48
"It is fresher, which proves
 the necessity of great
 speed in getting tea to
      the markets."

49
"I shall give you each a 
 cargo, and reward the
 first to reach Boston
 with my entire American
         trade."

50
"Sir, I'd like to bet against
 you - - but I've nothing to
   wager except my ship."

51
"I propose that the winner
 of this race take not only
 the American tea trade
 but the loser's ship as
          well."

52
[animated text in Chinese]

53
"Aw, go eat a rat!"

54
"Do you believe in love
    at first sight?"

55
"Yes - - but a telescope
 is not always reliable."

56
"Lady Jocelyn - I never
 dreamed there was a
 girl in all the world
 as lovely as you - -"

57
"Come, my dear - - I claim
  a fiancÚ's privilege."

58
"Please - - you take me
  to English girl - -"

59
"Father, I'm going out to
 the Yankee ship to bid
 Captain Winslow goodbye."

60
"Impossible - it's almost
 time for the cannon."

61
"You'll be a good fellow,
 won't you - and not tell her 
 about the Chinese girl?"

62
"If I wish you luck,
 won't you wish me -
     happiness?"

63
"Lady Jocelyn refers, of
 course, to our approaching
        marriage."

64
"May I see you a moment 
        alone?"

65
"Lady Jocelyn - - I - -
 I - cannot permit you
  to marry this man."

66
"Race or no race, I
 demand that you put 
     us ashore."

67
"Take this man below."

68
"Captain, this is
     madness!"

69
"I'm master of this
       ship!"

70
"Iron Head Joe" - - mongrel
  whelp of the Seven Seas.
           ...Walter Long

71
"Lady, me help you
 get on other ship."

72
"You Yankee brute -
 to strike a poor,
  defenseless man!"

73
"Typhoon! Typhoon!"

74
Thirty miles eastward,
 and just beyond reach
of the oncoming storm -
the English ship, Lord of
       the Isles.

75
Trapped! - as the hideous
 Shadow of Destruction
blots out the light of day.

76
"Paul! - - Paul!"

77
"Get out of here, you
 whimpering coward! Lady
 Jocelyn's calling for you!"

78
"Why did you fail me
     last night?"

79
"A falling spar struck
 my head - - and I was
 unconscious all during
     the typhoon."

80
"We lost four men last
 night - - you'll have to
   turn to and work."

81
"You merciless bully!"

82
"Go over there and
 mend Lady Jocelyn's
     topsails."

83
"Better luff your needle
   a little to port."

84
"I'm all right by the
    compass, sir."

85
"I'll try to make a
 man of him - - for
     your sake."

86
"The main water tank
 sprang a leak during
 the storm, sir. It's 
    almost empty."

87
"I'll order short rations - -
 we'll use what's left in
 the tank before opening
   the life-boat kegs."

88
"To h-ll with you and
 your race - - WE WANT
        WATER!"

89
"Let's hide in the riggin',
          ma'am."

90
"Don't be scared, ma'am -
   we're two to one!"

91
"Give every man an
   extra ration!"

92
"Lady Jocelyn - I - I -
 hid those casks away
       for you."

93
"Wet down the sails --
 they'll draw more wind!"

94
"I'll win or break this
 ship in two! - SET THE
 WEATHER STU'N'SAILS!"

95
"It's suicide in this wind,
 sir - - no ship ever made
     could stand it."

96
"SEND 'EM UP!"

97
"That fool Yankee has
 spread more canvas!"

98
"I'm sayin' goodbye,
       Cap'n."

99
"Why, Mickey Boy - -
 you're not going to
      leave us?"

100
"I guess women ain't so
 bad - - it's just aunts."



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