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Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,671 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 697
mnybks.net#: 2525
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n" fell at Quatre Bras, the day before Waterloo, but this first (very imperfect) list, as it appeared in the newspapers of the day, did begin with his name, and end with that of an Ensign Brown.] Five-and-thirty British Captains fell asleep that day on the bed of Honor, and the Black Captain slept among them.

* * * * *

There are killed and wounded by war, of whom no returns reach Downing Street.

Three days later, the Captain's wife had joined him, and Miss Jessamine was kneeling by the cradle of their orphan son, a purple-red morsel of humanity, with conspicuously golden hair.

"Will he live, Doctor?"

"Live? GOD bless my soul, ma'am! Look at him! The young Jackanapes!"

CHAPTER II.

And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old Nurse.

LONGFELLOW.

[Illustration]

The Grey Goose remembered quite well the year that Jackanapes began to walk, for it was the year that the speckl

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