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John Corwell, Sailor And Miner; and, Poisonous Fish 1901

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JOHN CORWELL, SAILOR AND MINER; and POISONOUS FISH

By Louis Becke

T. Fisher Unwin, 1901

JOHN CORWELL, SAILOR AND MINER

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"Am I to have no privacy at all?" demanded the Governor irritably as the orderly again tapped at the open door and announced another visitor. "Who is he and what does he want?"

"Mr. John Corwell, your Excellency, master of the cutter Ceres , from the South Seas."

The Governor's brows relaxed somewhat. "Let him come in in ten minutes, Cleary, but tell him at the same time that I am very tired too tired to listen unless...

In Honour s Cause A Tale of the Days of George the First

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In Honour's Cause, by George Manville Fenn.

This book is set in the Court of George the First, a Hanoverian King who was not very popular. To make himself feel more comfortable he had introduced into his Court a number of German people, and also Dutch ones. The hero of the story is 17 year old Frank Gowan, who is a page in the ante room of the Prince of Wales, the King's eldest son. His father is an officer in the King's Guard. Another page is Andrew, whose father is pro Jacobite, ...

The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II

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The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes

THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO

VOLUME TWO

Illustrated with Drawings on Wood by Eminent French and American Artists

[Illustration: Publisher's logo]

New York P. F. Collier and Son MCMIV

CONTENTS

I. FANFARO'S ADVENTURES 3

II. THE GOLDEN SUN 7

III. OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCES 16

IV. BROTHER AND SISTER 23

V. MASTER AND SERVANT 31

VI. THE PERFORMANCE 41

VII. PIERRE LABARRE ...

Old Mary 1901

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"OLD MARY"

By Louis Becke

T. Fisher Unwin, 1901

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Early one morning, just as the trade wind began to lift the white mountain mist which enveloped the dark valleys and mountain slopes of the island, Denison, the supercargo of the trading schooner Palestine , put off from her side and was pulled ashore to the house of the one white trader. The man's name was Handle, and as he heard the supercargo's footstep he came to the door and bade him good morning.

"How are you, Randle?" said the young man, shaking hands with the quiet voiced, white haired ol...

From Powder Monkey to Admiral A Story of Naval Adventure

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From Powder Monkey to Admiral, a Story of Naval Adventure, by W.H.G. Kingston.

This book was written for "Boy's Own Paper" shortly after that magazine started. The plan was to write a book illustrating how it might be possible for any very ordinary little boy joining the Navy in the lowest rating powder monkey and ascend to the very highest rank admiral. It had been done before, in the separate cases of Benbow and Hopson, and there was no reason why it shouldn't happen again. A p...

The Circus Boys Across the Continent : or, Winning New Laurels on the Tanbark

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The Circus Boys Across The Continent Or Winning New Laurels on the Tanbark

by Edgar B. P. Darlington

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I The Boys Hear Good News II On The Road Once More III Phil to Rescue IV Renewing Old Acquaintances V Doing a Man's Work VI The Showman's Reward VII Trying The Culprit VIII Phil Makes a New Friend IX The Mule Distinguishes Himself X His First Bareback Lesson XI Summoned Before The Manager XII The Human Football XIII Ducked by an Elephant XIV In Dire Peril XV Emperor to The Rescue ...

In the Track of the Troops

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IN THE TRACK OF THE TROOPS, BY R.M. BALLANTYNE.

CHAPTER ONE.

A TALE OF MODERN WAR.

REVEALS THE EXPLOSIVE NATURE OF MY EARLY CAREER.

The remarkable I might even say amazing personal adventures which I am about to relate occurred quite recently.

They are so full of interest to myself and to my old mother, that I hasten to write them down while yet vivid and fresh in my memory, in the hope that they may prove interesting, to say nothing of elevating and instructive to the English speaking portions of the human race throughout the world.

The dear ...

The Castle Of The Shadows

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Transcriber's Notes:

Some changes have been made to correct typographical errors and inconsistencies.

The author's use of a mixture of US and UK English spelling has been retained.

[Illustration: Book cover]

THE CASTLE OF THE SHADOWS

Books by C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON

THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR THE PRINCESS PASSES MY FRIEND THE CHAUFFEUR LADY BETTY ACROSS THE WATER ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHER MY LADY CINDERELLA THE CAR OF DESTINY THE CHAPERON THE PRINCESS VIRGINIA SET IN SILVER ETC., ETC.

The Castle of the Sh...

The Silver Canyon A Tale of the Western Plains

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The Silver Canyon, A Tale of the Western Plains, by George Manville Fenn.

This book is by an author who revels in putting his heroes into tense and dangerous situations, and never more so than in the Western plains of North America in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Indians were armed with rifles, and had immense prowess at creeping up unseen upon their enemies. In addition there are rattlesnakes, bears, and other nasty things.

The young hero, Bart for short, is out there with ...

Tangled Trails –by: William MacLeod Raine

The aptly titled "Tangled Trails, A Western Detective Story" takes the listener through a web of curious incidents revolving around the murder of a prominent man in Denver. Kirby Lane was quite obviously the guilty party in the murder of his uncle. Lane, among others, had had a falling out with his uncle, the victim James Cunningham. But there were some who believed his nephew to be innocent of the hideous crime. Lane feared the guilty party to be a female bronco rider whom he had befriended, as her presence at the scene of the crime was quite evident, albeit only to him. There were others als...
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