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The White Squall

A Story of the Sargasso Sea

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,480 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 722
Added to site: 2007.04.16 16599

"Few writers have made such rapid improvement in the course of a few years as has the author of this capital story.... Boys will find it difficult to lay down the book till they have got to the end."--Standard.

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one of his lean, bony, mottled fingers, the black colour of which seemed to have been worked off them by years of rough usage.

"Where?" I repeated, for I could not see the animal as yet anywhere.

"Dere, on manure heap--see?"

"Yes, I see now," I replied, as, getting nearer to the stables, I noticed something on the top of a mound of straw rubbish. It was a creature like a gigantic lizard, some five or six feet long and as broad about the head as a decent-sized pig.

"Yah, yah, dere he is, dere he is!" shouted out Pompey. "Golly, Mass' Tom, he am big 'guana, too! Give me de 'tick, and dis niggah will soon 'top um runnin' 'way."

The green-looking creature had been basking in the sun, enjoying itself all the more, probably, from the warmth of the manure heap on which it lay; but now, on our nearer approach, it raised its serpent-like head and, puffing out its creamy throat, grew in an instant to double its former size, while the beautiful iridescent colouring of its skin became m



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