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A British Islander

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,574 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 414
Added to site: 2007.10.31
mnybks.net#: 18786
Genre: Short Story
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eaning of moving lips. It seemed to strangers that she merely evaded conversation; for she had a sweet voice, a little drawling, and was witty when she wanted to speak. Juliana couldn't step out of the surgeon's quarters to walk across the parade-ground without making every soldier in the fort conscious of her. She was well-shaped and tall, and a slight pitting of the skin only enhanced the charm of her large features. She used to dress unlike anybody else, in foreign things that her aunt gave her, and was always carrying different kinds of thin scarfs to throw over her face and tantalize the men.

Everybody knew that Captain Markley would marry her if he could. But along comes Dr. Mc-Curdy, a wealthy widower from the East, and nothing will do but he must hang about Mackinac week after week, pretending to need the climate--and he weighing nearly two hundred--to court Juliana Gunning. The lieu

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