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Bob Strong's Holidays

Adrift in the Channel

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,718 / 240 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 888
Added to site: 2007.04.17
mnybks.net#: 16613
Genres: Adventure, Nautical
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tly, recovering his composure with an effort, aided by another pinch of snuff, he said aloud--"And so, you two children are poor Ted Gilmour's niece and nephew, eh?"

"Yes, sir," replied Bob and Nellie in one breath, answering the question. "You just ask auntie and see what she says, sir."

"I'm very glad to hear it," said the old gentleman, hastily pulling Nellie towards him and giving her a kiss, much to her astonishment, the action was so sudden; while he next proceeded to shake Bob by the hand until his arm ached. "I am very glad, very glad indeed to meet you; and, if it be any satisfaction to know, I may tell you that I go round to your aunt Polly's every evening to have a game of cribbage, summer and winter alike, except those three weeks when she goes to London to stop with your father, whose name, of course, I recollect now, although I did not think of that when you told it me awhile ago--"

"Then, you're Captain Dresser?" interrupted Bob at this point, anxious to show that he had he

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