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Dewey at Manila.
Through the dangerous channels, mined with death-hurling torpedoes, swept the silent squadron, grim and spectre-like. Well did the Americans know the dangers of this undertaking ; and few there were that did not momentarily expect some exploding mine to hurl them into eternity.
Then Corregidor Island, with its lofty lighthouse, came within view, and the ships swept into the chief channel, known as the Boca Grande.
The Commodore, having so far failed to discover the presence
a battery at the corner of the old fortifications, manila; facing the bay.
of the enemy, naturally concluded that the Spanish fleet was lying at Cavite, where it would have the advantage of the protection of the forts and the shore-batteries.
THE FLEET SAILS BY CORREGIDOR.
And thus, with a full appreciation of the thousand and one dangers, known and unknown, that beset his path, Dewey kept straight by Corregidor.And thus, with a full appreciation of the thousand and one dangers, known and unknown, that beset his path, Dewey kept straight by Corregidor.