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Captain Jim

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,789 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,045
Added to site: 2009.05.25
mnybks.net#: 24270
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, Young Readers

This is one of a series of books set in the Australian bush that recounts the adventures of the Linton family living at a station called "Billabong".

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antity which caused them some bitterness of spirit. They earnestly hoped to increase it as speedily as might be, and to give the Hun as much inconvenience as they could manage in the process.

They strolled across the grass to the railings, and looked up and down the tan ribbon of Rotten Row. Small boys and girls, on smart ponies and woolly Shetlands, walked or trotted sedately; or occasionally galloped, followed by elderly grooms torn between pride and anxiety. Jim and Wally thought the famous Row an over-rated concern; failing to realize, from its war aspect, the Row of other days, crammed from fence to fence with beautiful horses and well-turned-out riders, and with half the world looking on from the railings. Nowadays the small boys and girls had it chiefly to themselves, and could stray from side to side at their own sweet will. A few ladies were riding, and there was a sprinkling of officers in khaki; obviously on Army horses and out for exercise. Now and then came a wounded man, slowly, on a reli

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