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The Captain of the Polestar

and Other Tales

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.2
LoC Category: PR
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The Captain of the ''Pole-Star.'' [Being an Extract from the Singular Journal of John M`Alister Ray, Student of Medicine.]
F. Habakuk Jephson's Statement.
The Great Keinplatz Experiment.
The Man From Archangel.
That Little Square Box.
John Huxford's Hiatus.
Cyprian Overbeck Wells. A Literary Mosaic.
John Barrington Cowles.
Elias B. Hopkins, the Parson of Jackman's Gulch.
The Ring of Thoth.

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e eyes are the distinctive feature of his face. They are of the very darkest hazel, bright and eager, with a singular mixture of recklessness in their expression, and of something else which I have sometimes thought was more allied with horror than any other emotion. Generally the former predominated, but on occasions, and more particularly when he was thoughtfully inclined, the look of fear would spread and deepen until it imparted a new character to his whole countenance. It is at these times that he is most subject to tempestuous fits of anger, and he seems to be aware of it, for I have known him lock himself up so that no one might approach him until his dark hour was passed. He sleeps badly, and I have heard him shouting during the night, but his cabin is some little distance from mine, and I could never distinguish the words which he said.

This is one phase of his character, and the most disagreeable one. It is only through my close association with him, thrown together as we are day after day, t

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