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Old Gold

The Cruise of the ''Jason'' Brig

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Language: English
Wordcount: 82,679 / 243 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 914
Added to site: 2007.05.09
mnybks.net#: 16851
Origin: gutenberg.org
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p>The captain smiled grimly.

"I don't want to drive a hard bargain, sir," said the captain, rather sternly now. "I only want to say that I don't know what pay you could offer me and my crew that would balance the loss of our lives. I s'pose you're a man of property?"

Sir Humphrey shrugged his shoulders, and smiled at his brother.

"Then look here, sir," said the captain, "if you'll reckon all you're worth, multiply it by ten, and then do that again and offer it to me for my life, I won't take it--there!"

"No, captain, I don't suppose you would," said Sir Humphrey, smiling. "But if you feel disposed to undertake this journey, and in an honest business-like spirit set down what you consider would be a fair payment for the use of your brig and the services of yourself and crew, I have no doubt that I shall close with you at once."

"And about what we get during the voyage--gold and silver and precious stones?"

"Or more likely strange specimens of unknown animals, plants, a

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