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The Mutineer

A Romance of Pitcairn Island

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Author: Louis Becke
Co-author: Walter Jeffery
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,350 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,296
Added to site: 2007.12.28
mnybks.net#: 19527
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is for me to linger among these people so long."

He sighed, and then baring his left arm, looked at a name tatooed upon it lengthwise; then with an angry gesture of contempt, pulled down his sleeve, and resumed his walk to and fro.

"Dangerous! Aye, indeed it is! Else why should I, a King's officer, and as proud a man as Fletcher Christian--whom I call a fool--commit such folly as this? What would my fine uncle say did he know that I had gone so far as to promise this girl, whose name is on my arm, never to leave her. And though I do leave her, is it less dishonourable for me to beguile her with lies because my skin is white and hers is brown? Well, in a week or so, poor Alrema will have to learn to forget me."

A cool breath of air touched his cheek, and looking shoreward he saw the plumèd palm-tops swaying gently to and fro; then again a smart puff rippled the glassy surface of the water between the ship and the shore and swept seaward; and Young saw the black wall of a rain squal

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