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Officer and Man

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,044 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 976
Added to site: 2008.04.13 20561
Genre: Short Story

From The Tapu of Banderah and Other Stories.

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f about the fellow."

The lieutenant took the note and read--

"My dear Arness,--Just a line on my own account. Be careful what you are doing in this business. The fellow who informed is a sort of hanger-on to the missionaries here. They don't think much of him, but seem to put up with the swab as a necessary evil. He confessed that jealousy had something to do with the matter, and I could see the Admiral wanted to kick him out of the cabin. Make sure that this man Barcom is a deserter, or there will be the devil to pay if he should prove to be an American citizen, or anything of that kind.--Yours, CHARLES Hayling."

"You see why they have left the matter to us, Carteret. You were on the Flycatcher five years ago, and the Admiral thinks you may be able to identify this fellow. Of course Barcom is not his name."

Mr. Carteret at this moment was very busy with the chart, over which he bent his head a moment, and then turned sharply to the man at the wheel, who was not o



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