It is time of war. The canons are tendering incessantly from the man-of-wars besieging the town, and the forts on shore are answering back. The admiral is having a war council with some of the officers in the great cabin. The point is to get hold of some important papers, which are in the foe's possession on shore. Two young officers at once volunteer to undertake this perilous expedition. They disguise themselves as fishermen and go on shore in a rowboat. They get luckily through the outposts and reach safely the cottage where the general has taken up his quarters. While the officers are discussing, both the spies are listening, upstairs. An ordinance is bringing a report, which causes all the officers to leave the cottage. At once the two desperadoes set to work, sawing a hole into the ceiling, through which one of them jumps down into the room and gets hold of the important paper. He has just handed this to his friend, as the officers return. He has not time enough to get away, but...
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