Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks

Book Number Fifteen in the Jack Harkaway Series

Language: English
Wordcount: 84,627 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 4,801
Added to site: 2007.01.10
mnybks.net#: 15767
Genre: Adventure
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said to himself. "I'm precious glad that young Harkaway warned me, after all. I might have got into some trouble if I had gone ashore without knowing this."

"Stop," said the captain. "Have you any thing to take his excellency as a present?"

This made the orphan feel somewhat nervous.

It tended to confirm what young Jack had said.

"It is, then, the custom to make presents?" he said.

"Yes."

"What shall I give?"

"Any thing. That's a very nice watch you wear."

"Must I give that?"

"Yes. His excellency is sure to present you with a much richer one--that's Turkish etiquette."

This again corroborated Jack's words.

Yet it was a far more pleasant way of putting it than Jack had thought fit to do.

Mr. Figgins only objected to a present of wives.

Any thing rich in the way of jewellery was quite another matter.

"On entering the presence, you have only to prostrate yourself three times; the third time you work it so that you

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