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Quoted taken from the e-text on the Gutenberg Project
Pencroff made a red, white, and blue flag, getting the dye from certain plants; but to the thirty-seven stars representing the thirty-seven States of the Union, the sailor added another star, the star of the "State of Lincoln:" as he considered his island as already annexed to the great republic.
"And," said he, "it is in spirit, if it is not in fact!"
For the present the flag was unfurled from the central window of Granite House and saluted with three cheers.