Crocker's Hole

From ''Slain By The Doones''

Author: R.D. Blackmore
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,007 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 541
Added to site: 2007.08.15
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ckguards. If the blackguards once find him out, it is all over with him."

"The blackguards are all in factory now, and I am sure they cannot see us from the windows. They won't be out till five o'clock."

With the true liberality of young England, which abides even now as large and glorious as ever, we always called the free and enlightened operatives of the period by the courteous name above set down, and it must be acknowledged that some of them deserved it, although perhaps they poached with less of science than their sons. But the cowardly murder of fish by liming the water was already prevalent.

Yielding to my request and perhaps his own desire--manfully kept in check that morning--Pike very carefully approached that pool, commanding me to sit down while he reconnoitred from the meadow upon the right bank of the stream. And the place which had so sadly quenched the fire of the poor baker's love filled my childish heart with dread and deep wonder at the cruelty of women. But as for Joh

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