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Sea-Dogs All!

A Tale of Forest and Sea

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Author: Tom Bevan
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,562 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,152
Added to site: 2008.06.02
mnybks.net#: 21102
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ould be better to release me from my vow."

"Impossible!"

"Listen. I am pledged to do a deed that the law will hold to be treason. I place myself in secret enmity to nearly every one of my countrymen. Did they but suspect me, they would hang me without mercy. A dog in their eyes, I should meet a dog's death."

"Tut!" broke in the priest sharply, "thy reasoning is all wrong. Thou, for the sake of truth and right, art placing thyself like a second David against a host of evil men. Dost hope for their good opinion?"

"But, good father," pleaded the fellow, "it doth not appear to me that I am doing right. Queen Bess--God bless her!--lives in the hearts of us all. Why should I work her a mischief in order to advance the King of Spain, whom we cannot but hate? Now, I bethink me, I have sworn to serve my Queen, but I have given no oath of fealty to the Pope. And as for your religion, well, I am in most ways of one mind with you, and I think these Protestants to be no better than heretics. Ma

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