The Rover's Secret

A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

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: 1,374
Added to site: 2007.04.14
mnybks.net#: 16577
Origin: gutenberg.org
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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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