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The Measure of a Man

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,415 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 900
Added to site: 2005.08.06
mnybks.net#: 11285
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entral Africa. It was just an illustration."

"Illustration! You might have illustrated with a true harbor, sir--for instance, New York."

"You are right. I ought to have done so."

"Well, sir, it's hard to illustrate and stick to truth. There is the boatswain's whistle! I must go and see what's up. Pentland Firth is ever restless and nobody minds that, but she gets into sudden passions which need close watching, and I wouldn't wonder if there was not now signs of a Pentland tantrum."

The Captain's supposition was correct. In a few minutes the ship was enveloped in a livid creeping mist, and he heard the Captain shout, "_All hands stand by to reef!_" Reef they did, but Pentland's temper was rapidly rising, and in a few minutes there was an impetuous shout for the storm jib, "Quick," and down came a blast from the north, and with a rip and a roar the yacht leaped her full length. If her canvas had been spread, she would have gone to the bottom; but under bare masts she came quickly and beauti

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