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The Rover's Secret

A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,720 / 341 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,508
Added to site: 2007.04.14
mnybks.net#: 16577
Origin: gutenberg.org

"The Rover's Secret is by far the best sea story we have read for years, and is certain to give unalloyed pleasure to boys. The illustrations are fresh and vigorous."--Saturday Review.

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th lips which mingled kisses of tenderest affection with softly-breathed blessings upon my infant head. At first I used to mention these visitations to Mary, my nurse, but I soon forbore to do so, noticing that she always looked uncomfortably startled for a moment or two afterwards, and generally dismissed the subject somewhat hurriedly by remarking:

"Ah, poor lamb! you've been dreaming about your mother."

Which remark annoyed me, for I felt convinced that so realistic an experience could not possibly result from a mere dream.

It sometimes happened that there were no tragedies or other horrors in the newspapers sufficiently piquant to tempt the cook's intellectual palate; and in the absence of these, if it happened also to be Jane's "evening out," Mary would occasionally produce a well-thumbed copy of the Arabian Nights, or some old volume of fairy tales, from which she read aloud.

How I enjoyed those evenings with the old Eastern romancist! How I revelled in the imaginary

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