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The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols

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Author: William Black
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,718 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 603
Added to site: 2008.01.01
mnybks.net#: 19554
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

oken of friendly remembrance--took out her handkerchief and waved it twice; but there was no response.

CHAPTER II.

IN BRUNSWICK TERRACE.

That same afternoon all Brighton was astir with curiosity because of a large vessel that had slowly come in from the west before an almost imperceptible breeze. She came unusually, and, as some thought, dangerously close in shore; and no doubt she looked even larger than she really was, for she had every stitch of canvas set, from her royals down to her lower studding sails, that stood out on each side like great bat's wings; while all this mass of sail was dark in shadow against the western glow. As the spectators watched her, those among them who knew a little about nautical matters guessed that this must be a man-of-war from the rapidity with which she began to furl her sails--letting the golden light shine along between her spars; while they further concluded, from the fact that only a ke

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