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 Julian Stockwin: Seaflower 
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...so they say.

I've poked at POB for this, so, to be fair, I guess I can't spare anyone else! Reading Seaflower, I was struck by the déjà vu thing again.

In Chapter 10 (about the middle), Stockwin writes of Doggo teaching Midshipman Cole the Mason's salute. Compare this to the scene in Chapter 16 of Marryat's Percival Keene.

My question is...is this a common trick that was played on unsuspecting youngsters? If so, then I'm being unfairly critical. If not... :?

Note to authors: Disguise your source material better!

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Minor point about dialect in the novel. Why is it so obvious when Kydd speaks, but not when his sister does? Shouldn't they speak in the same manner? If I remember correctly, she was involved with the school. Would that be enough to refine the way in which she speaks? She almost seems like she comes from a different social class than Kydd.

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I was rather disappointed by the ending of the book. It seemed a bit rushed in a way and a bit flat. Does anyone else feel that way?

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