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Perils of Certain English Prisoners

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Author: Charles Dickens
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,422 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,552
Added to site: 2005.04.30 10219

Transcribed from the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories" edition by David Price

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o hear from Mrs. Belltott, that his sister, the beautiful unmarried young English lady, was Miss Maryon. The novelty was, that her christian-name was Marion too. Marion Maryon. Many a time I have run off those two names in my thoughts, like a bit of verse. Oh many, and many, and many a time!

We saw out all the drink that was produced, like good men and true, and then took our leaves, and went down to the beach. The weather was beautiful; the wind steady, low, and gentle; the island, a picture; the sea, a picture; the sky, a picture. In that country there are two rainy seasons in the year. One sets in at about our English Midsummer; the other, about a fortnight after our English Michaelmas. It was the beginning of August at that time; the first of these rainy seasons was well over; and everything was in its most beautiful growth, and had its loveliest look upon it.

"They enjoy themselves here," I says to Charker, turning surly again. "This is better than private-soldiering."

We had come down t



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