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Stingaree

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Author: E.W. Hornung
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,437 / 173 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,573
Added to site: 2008.09.05
mnybks.net#: 21976
Origin: gutenberg.org

A bushranger, similar in many ways to 'Raffles' -- but with a ruthless streak. "The exploits of Stingaree are marvellous, undoubtedly, yet they have about them an air of plausibility even of probability." Boston Transcript.

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iction that her fortune was made. She could have sung all her songs to the twain, but for the reflection that Mr. Clarkson himself would hear them too, and report the matter to his wife on her return.

And the next night the male trio were strangely absorbed in some station happening which did not arouse Miss Bouverie's curiosity in the least. They were excited and yet constrained at dinner, and drew their chairs close together on the veranda afterward. The young lady caught at least one word of which she did not know the meaning. She had the tact to keep out of earshot after that. Nor was she very much more interested when she met the two young men with revolvers in their hands the following day.

"Going to fight a duel?" she inquired, smilingly, for her heart was still singing Grand Opera and Oratorio by turns.

"More or less," returned the overseer, without his usual pleasantry. "We're going to have a match at a target behind the pines."

The London bookkeeper looked an anxious cler

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.05.03
CO'Neil
*****

A bushranger may concede something in coolness to a cricketer, but their positions may be reversed if he wears an eye-glass.

In my opinion, better than Raffles, WAY better.


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