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The Lifeboat

A Tale of Our Coast Heroes

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Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,646 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 901
Added to site: 2007.06.08
mnybks.net#: 17250
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nautical
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minds of the people of Deal and Walmer, near which the wreck took place, that a public meeting was called, and a proposal made that a lifeboat should be established there."

"Well?" said Mr Denham.

"Well," continued the youth, "my mother gave a subscription; but being poor she could not give much."

"Well, well," said Mr Denham impatiently.

"And--and I gave a little, a very little, towards it too," said Guy.

"Your salary is not large; it was very foolish of you to waste your money in this way."

"Waste it, uncle!"

"Come, sir, what does all this tend to?" said Denham, sternly.

"I thought--I hoped--indeed I felt assured," said Guy earnestly, "that you would give something towards this good object--"

"Oh, did you?" said the merchant, cutting him short; "then, sir, allow me to say that you were never more mistaken in your life. I never give money in charity. I believe it to be a false principle, which tends to the increase of beggars an

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