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Lost in the Forest

Wandering Will's Adventures in South America

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Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,118 / 83 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 994
Added to site: 2007.11.01
mnybks.net#: 18806
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure
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new captain, after changing the course of the ship, and making a few arrangements to suit the altered state of affairs, ordered him to go forward and do duty as a common seaman, telling him that he did not intend to have any land-lubbers or idlers aboard, and that he would be called to do doctor's work when his services should be required.

That night our hero contrived to hold a whispering interview, in a dark corner of the forecastle, with his friends Larry O'Hale and Muggins. He found that the former had resolved to join the crew in order to be near himself; that Muggins had joined, because of his desire to share the fortunes of Larry; and that both had made up their minds to effect their escape on the first favourable opportunity.

"Now, ye see, boys," said Larry, "this is how it is--"

"Don't open your bread-basket hatch so wide," growled Muggins, "else you'll be overheerd--that's wot it is."

"This is how it is," repeated Larry, "not bein' fish, nor gulls, nor say sarpints, we ha

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2010.08.08
mnhtapu
*....

I never expected such a typical story from Ballantyne. He's one of my favorite authors but this book is not a Ballantyne-type of book.
Nothing special. Very common storyline and characters.
Thanks god, the story was short and didn't take much time from me to waste.
perhaps 8/9 years old kids may get some amusement.


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