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The Convert Deep Waters, Part 5.

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DEEP WATERS

By W.W. JACOBS

THE CONVERT

Mr. Purnip took the arm of the new recruit and hung over him almost tenderly as they walked along; Mr. Billing, with a look of conscious virtue on his jolly face, listened with much satisfaction to his friend's compliments.

"It's such an example," said the latter. "Now we've got you the others will follow like sheep. You will be a bright lamp in the darkness."

"Wot's good enough for me ought to be good enough for them," said Mr. Billing, modestly. "They'd better not let me catch "

"H'sh! H'sh!" breath...

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...

Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom s

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SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT COUSIN TOM'S

by

LAURA LEE HOPE

Author of "Six Little Bunkers at Grandma Bell's," "Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's," "The Bobbsey Twins Series," "The Bunny Brown Series," Etc.

Illustrated

[Illustration: THEY STEAMED ON DOWN PAST THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's. Frontispiece ( Page 57)]

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers

BOOKS

By LAURA LEE HOPE

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated. 50 cents per volume.

THE SIX LITTLE BUNKERS SERIES

SIX LITTLE BUNK...

Will Weatherhelm The Yarn of an Old Sailor

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Will Weatherhelm, The Yarn of an Old Sailor, by W.H.G. Kingston.

This is quite a long book, estimated to take sixteen hours forty minutes to read. It was also quite difficult to transcribe, since the type was probably a bit old. Certainly it was a rather small typeface, and was broken up in places. Nevertheless we think we have got the text to better than the prescribed 99.95% accurate, with an expected error rate of less than eighty words in the 164,896 of the text.

The action takes pl...

Middy and Ensign

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Middy and Ensign, by George Manville Fenn.

This was the first Manville Fenn book I ever encountered, and I loved it at first sight. So much so that I had put nearly fifty of his books on the website within a couple of years, although, writing in 2005, two years ago I had never heard of Manville Fenn.

HMS Startler is on patrol up the Parang River in the Malay peninsula. On board are the midshipman, Bob Roberts, and the ensign, Tom Long. Their friendly bickering goes on throughout the ...

Island Queen –by: Robert Michael Ballantyne

The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal dissensions, and an attack by savages. But eventually the colony encounters natural forces it cannot resist, and the queen and her family return to England, hopefully to live "happily ever after".

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TH...

The End of a Coil

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[Transcriber's note: Susan Warner, The End of a Coil (1880)]

THE END OF A COIL.

BY

SUSAN WARNER

AUTHOR OF

"THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD."

"Well begun is half done."

LONDON:

JAMES NISBET & CO., 21 BERNERS STREET

NOTE TO THE READER.

As in the case of "My Desire," the turning facts of this story are fact; even to the most romantic and unlikely detail. In this is found, I hope, my justification for making the hero in one place repeat something very like what was said by the hero of Queechy on a like occasion. I was unwilling to dis...

The African Trader The Adventures of Harry Bayford

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The African Trader; or, The Adventures of Harry Bayford, by W.H.G. Kingston.

This is rather a short book, only 120 small pages in book format. Harry is a young chap, just about ready to leave school, when his father suffers some business losses, and the stress kills him. Harry is left with some sisters, and he does not want to be a burden to them so he gets a job on board a trading vessel, and off they go to Africa.

Here many of the crew catch the Yellow Fever, and die. The captain is i...

Deep Waters, the Entire Collection

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DEEP WATERS

By W.W. JACOBS

[Illustration: IN THE LIGHT OF THE LAMP I SAW THE DEAD WHITE FACE]

CONTENTS:

SHAREHOLDERS

PAYING OFF

MADE TO MEASURE

SAM'S GHOST

BEDRIDDEN

THE CONVERT

HUSBANDRY

FAMILY CARES

THE WINTER OFFENSIVE

THE SUBSTITUTE

STMKING HARD

DIRTY WORK

SHAREHOLDERS

Sailor man said the night watchman, musingly a sailorman is like a fish he is safest when 'e is at sea. When a fish comes ashore it is in for trouble, and so is sailorman. One poor chap I knew 'ardly ever came ashore without getting married; and...

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