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Robert Coverdale's Struggle

Or, On The Wave Of Success

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,502 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,045
Added to site: 2009.10.31
mnybks.net#: 25683
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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door was slammed in his face, and, angry and disappointed, he walked slowly out of the tavern yard.

CHAPTER III

THE WIND BROUGHT GOOD LUCK

John Trafton was sitting out on the porch of the tavern when his nephew came out of the side gate.

"There's your nephew, Trafton," said old Ben Brandon, who, like John Trafton, frequented the barroom too much for his good. "Hasn't come here for his dram, has he?" added the old man, chuckling.

John Trafton's curiosity was excited, for he had no idea of any errand that could bring Robert to the tavern. A suspicion crossed his mind, the very thought of which kindled his indignation. His wife might have sent to request Mr. Jones not to sell him any more liquor. He did not think she would dare to do it, but she might. At any rate he determined to find out.

He hastily left the porch and followed Robert. Presently the boy heard his uncle call him and he turned round.

"What's wanted, un

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