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The Young Fur Traders

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 122,281 / 350 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,061
Added to site: 2007.06.07
mnybks.net#: 17216
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure
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first effervescing burst, they settled down into a calm and comfortable state of flatness, with very red eyes and exceedingly pensive minds. We must, however, do Charley the justice to say that the red eyes applied only to Kate; for although a tear or two could without much coaxing be induced to hop over his sun-burned cheek, he had got beyond that period of life when boys are addicted to (we must give the word, though not pretty, because it is eminently expressive) blubbering.

A week later found Charley and his sister seated on the lump of blue ice where they were first introduced to the reader, and where Charley announced his unalterable resolve to run away, following it up with the statement that that was "the end of it." He was quite mistaken, however, for that was by no means the end of it. In fact it was only the beginning of it, as we shall see hereafter.

CHAPTER TWO.

THE OLD FUR-TRADER ENDEAVOURS T

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