Moonfleet

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,964 / 223 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 2,956
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7992
Origin: gutenberg.org

A classic tale of smuggling and nautical adventure.

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d a little round long-necked bottle, from which he poured out a glass for Ratsey and himself. Then he half-filled the third, and pushed it along the table to me, saying, 'There, take it, lad, if thou wilt; 'twill do thee no good, but may do thee no harm.'

Ratsey raised his glass almost before it was filled. He sniffed the liquor and smacked his lips. 'O rare milk of Ararat!' he said, 'it is sweet and strong, and sets the heart at ease. And now get the backgammon-board, John, and set it for us on the table.' So they fell to the game, and I took a sly sip at the liquor, but nearly choked myself, not being used to strong waters, and finding it heady and burning in the throat. Neither man spoke, and there was no sound except the constant rattle of the dice, and the rubbing of the pieces being moved across the board. Now and then one of the players stopped to light his pipe, and at the end of a game they scored their totals on the table with a bit of chalk. So I watched them for an hour, knowing the game my

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.07.25
Cheryl
****.

Well-written adventure tale about smugglers and a cursed diamond. The pacing of the plot is a bit uneven, but the story is interesting and the characters are people you will care about.


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