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Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader

A Tale of the Pacific

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Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,897 / 309 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,057
Added to site: 2005.04.27 10177

ft as any man could wish for to go to sea in, I can't say much for the crew,--saving your presence, Dick," he added, glancing over his shoulder at the surly-looking man who pulled the bow oar. "Of all the rascally set I ever clapped eyes on, they seems to me the worst. If I didn't know you for a sandal-wood trader, I do believe I'd take ye for a pirate."

"Don't speak ill of your messmates behind their backs, Jo," said the captain, with a slight frown. "No good and true man ever does that."

"No more I do," replied John Bumpus, while a deep red color suffused his bronzed countenance. "No more I do, leastwise if they wos here I'd say it to their faces; for they're a set of as ill-tongued villains as I ever had the misfortune to--"

"Silence!" exclaimed the captain, suddenly, in a voice of thunder.

Few men would have ventured to disobey the command given by such a man, but John Bumpus was one of those few. He did indeed remain silent for two seconds, but it was the silence of astonishment.




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