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Priscilla's Spies

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Author: George A. Birmingham (James Owen Hannay)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,206 / 222 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 695
Added to site: 2009.03.14 23686
Genres: Humor, Nautical

A pretty, rollicking tomboy of fifteen and a staid English schoolboy cousin engage in a series of sailing adventures on a west coast Irish bay and keep the villagers in a turmoil. Pure comedy with breezy descriptions of the Irish coast.

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t this addition of calculated insult to deliberate injury. He struggled to his feet, intending then and there to speak some plain truths to his assailant. He was immediately aware of a pain in his ankle. A pain so sharp as to make walking quite impossible. The sailor who carried his bag sympathised with him and helped him into the train. He felt the injured ankle carefully and came to the conclusion that it was sprained.

Between Kingstown and Dublin Mannix arranged plans for handing over his assailant to the police. That seemed to him the most dignified form of revenge open to him. He was fully determined to take it. Unfortunately his train carried him, slowly indeed, but inexorably, to the station from which another train, the one in which he was to travel westwards to Rosnacree, took its departure. The elderly gentleman and the lady with the insolent manner, whose destination was Dublin itself, had left Kingstown in a different train. Mannix saw no more of them and so was unable to get them handcuffe



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