John Paul Jones Author:Iris Vinton Copyright 1953 — The Serapis let go with her guns. The Bonhomme Richard swayed and trembled. Holes were blasted in her side. Water began to pour into the hold below. A breathless hush fell over the Bonhomme Richard. — Then in the silence, a call came from the Serapis. "Have you struck, sir?" shouted the Brtitish captain, "Do you surrender?" — Jones... more »' answer rang out at once. "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight!"
Here is the story of our first great naval hero, the boy and the man who was John Paul Jones of the U.S. Navy.« less