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Jack Harkaway in New York

or, The Adventures of the Travelers' Club

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Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,507 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.6
Downloads: 3,599
Added to site: 2014.08.15
mnybks.net#: 31684
Origin: gutenberg.org
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"

A quick step caused him to turn round.

"Are you?" asked a voice.

It was Harkaway, who, standing in the doorway, had been a silent spectator of the scene.

Lord Maltravers folded his arms.

"I am ready to answer you, or any one else," he said.

The two men regarded one another sternly.

CHAPTER II.

"THE DUEL ON THE SANDS."

Jack Harkaway was afraid of no man living, and though averse to quarreling, he always supported his friends.

"You have committed a gross outrage on Mr. Mole!" he exclaimed; "and in his name, I demand an apology."

"Indeed!" sneered Maltravers.

"And what is more, I mean to have it."

"Is that so?"

"Apologize, my lord, or something may--nay, will assuredly happen which both of us will have cause to regret."

"You want, sir, what I do not feel inclined to give you," replied Maltravers. "I am not in the habit of apologizing to a gentleman, and should n

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