Chapters 16-17 Summary

Martin and Mark are surrounded by newsboys selling newspapers as soon as they disembark in New York. Martin is quickly picked up by Colonel Diver, who is the editor of the New York Rowdy Journal. He escorts the two Englishman down Broadway to his office. There Martin meets Jefferson Brick, who is the war correspondent for the Rowdy Journal. Each person Martin meets in New York is introduced as one of the most remarkable men in the country. Jefferson joins Diver and Martin as they go to the boarding house where the journalists live, suggesting that Martin and Mark might also find accommodations there. When the door is answered by the Irish maid, Martin makes the mistake of referring to her employer as her...

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