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Rodman The Boatsteerer

And Other Stories

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,389 / 241 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 947
Added to site: 2008.03.16
mnybks.net#: 20321
Origin: gutenberg.org
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to meet Gerald Rodman ashore alone.

"He is a man who will never forgive an injury, and I would not care to be in your shoes if he gets you by yourself one day."

And, as a matter of fact, Gerald Rodman had sworn to himself, when he lay in irons, in the sail-locker, to have his revenge upon both the cooper and Captain Lucy, should he ever meet either of them ashore at any of the islands the barque was likely to touch at during her cruise. He was a man of great physical strength, and, for his position, fairly well educated. Both his parents were dead, and he and his brother Ned, and a delicate sister of nineteen, were the sole survivors of a once numerous family. The care of this sister was the one motive that animated the elder brother in his adventurous career; and while his reserved and morose nature seemed incapable of yielding to any tender sentiment or emotion, it yet concealed a wealth of the deepest affection for his weakly sister, of which the younger one had no conception. And yet, stran

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