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The Ebbing of the Tide

South Sea Stories

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,555 / 180 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,286
Added to site: 2008.03.23 20390

"Mr. Louis Becke wields a powerful pen, with the additional advantage that he waves it in unfrequented places, and summons up with it the elemental passions of human nature.... It will be seen that Mr. Becke is somewhat of the fleshly school, but with a pathos and power not given to the ordinary professors of that school.... Altogether for those who like stirring stories cast in strange scenes, this is a book to be read."--National Observer.

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"Luliban of the pool."
Baldwin's Louisé.
At a kava-drinking.
Mrs. Liardet: A south sea trading episode.
Kennedy the boatsteerer.
A dead loss.
Hickson: a half-caste.
A boating party of two.
"The best asset in a fool's estate."
Deschard of Oneaka.
Nell of Mulliner's Camp.
Auriki Reef.
At the ebbing of the tide.
The fallacies of Hilliard.
A tale of a mask.
The cook of the "Spreetoo santoo."
Lupton's guest: a memory of the eastern Pacific.
In Nouméa.
The feast at Pentecost.
An honour to the service.



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