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Lister's Great Adventure

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Author: Harold Bindloss
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,570 / 227 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 793
Added to site: 2005.06.17
mnybks.net#: 10616
Origin: gutenberg.org

As good a book as Harold Bindloss ever wrote, the story of a forceful and resourceful young engineer who wins his bride by sheer grit and courage.

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had a touch of youthful beauty, and although she was impulsive and rather raw, Cartwright thought her charm would be marked when she met the proper people and, so to speak, got toned down.

Cartwright meant her to meet the proper people, because he was fond of Barbara. She had grace, and although her figure was slender and girlish, she carried herself well. Her brown eyes were steady, her small mouth was firm, and as a rule her color was delicate white and pink. Now it was high, and Cartwright knew she was angry. She wore boating clothes and had obviously meant to go on the lake. The trouble was, her companion had not arrived.

"Hallo!" said Cartwright. "Are you waiting for somebody?"

Barbara advanced and sat down on a rocky ledge.

"No," she said, "I'm not waiting now."

Cartwright smiled. He knew Barbara's temper, and his line was to keep her resentment warm.

"You mean, you have given him up and won't go if he does arrive? Well, when a young man doesn't keep his appointment, it's the

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