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The Young Engineers on the Gulf

Or, The Dread Mystery of the Million Dollar Breakwater

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,134 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.5
LoC Category: PN
Series: Young Engineers
Downloads: 1,065
Added to site: 2005.12.21
mnybks.net#: 11424
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ry was his lieutenant. Of the laborers, seven hundred in number, some four hundred were negroes; there were also two hundred Italians and about a hundred Portuguese. Many, of each race, were skilled masons; others were but unskilled laborers. There were six foremen, all Americans, and a superintendent, also American. There were a few more Americans and two or three Scotchmen, employed as stationary engineers and in similar lines of work.

A touch of the old Arizona trouble had invaded the camp. There had recently been a pay-day, and gamblers had descended upon the camp of tents and shanties. Once more Reade had driven off the gamblers, though this time with less trouble than in Arizona. At Blixton, Tom had merely sent for the four peace officers in the town of Blixton, and had had the gamblers warned out of camp. They had gone, but there had been wrathful mutterings among many of the workmen.

The camp was a half mile back from the water's edge, on a low hillside. Here the men of the outfit were s

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