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The Exiles and Other Stories

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,728 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 894
Added to site: 2005.06.19 10593

The Exiles
The Boy Orator of Zepata City
The Other Woman
On the Fever Ship
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Last Ride Together
Miss Delamar's Understudy
The Reporter Who Made Himself King

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dding to his boatmen, pushed his way after them and his trunks along the pier.

Meakim was waiting for him as he left the custom-house. He touched his hat, and bent the whole upper part of his fat body in an awkward bow. "Excuse me, Mr. District Attorney," he began.

"Oh, drop that, will you?" snapped Holcombe. "Now, what is it you want, Meakim?"

"I was only going to say," answered the fugitive, with some offended dignity, "that as I've been here longer than you, I could perhaps give you pointers about the hotels. I've tried 'em all, and they're no good, but the Albion's the best."

"Thank you, I'm sure," said Holcombe. "But I have been told to go to the Isabella."

"Well, that's pretty good, too," Meakim answered, "if you don't mind the tables. They keep you awake most of the night, though, and--"

"The tables? I beg your pardon," said Holcombe, stiffly.

"Not the eatin' tables; the roulette tables," corrected Meakim. "Of course," he continued, grinning, "if you're



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