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The Skipper's Wooing

and The Brown Man's Servant

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Author: W.W. Jacobs
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,735 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 975
Added to site: 2007.05.06 16824

per, his nerves thoroughly upset by the knocker.

"Who?" said the other.

"Cap'n Jackson," repeated the skipper, reddening.

"There is no such man here," said the old woman. "Are you sure it is Captain Jackson you want?" she added.

"I'm--I'm not sure," said Wilson truthfully.

The old woman looked at him eagerly. "Will you come in?" she said slowly, and, without giving him time to refuse, led the way into the small front room. The skipper followed her with the conscience of a fox invited into a poultry yard, and bringing up in the doorway, gazed uncomfortably at the girl who had risen at his entrance.

"This gentleman is inquiring for a Captain Jackson," said the old woman, turning to the girl. "I thought he--he doesn't seem quite sure whether it is Captain Jackson he wants--he may bring news," she concluded incoherently.

"It's not likely, mother," said the girl, regarding the adventurous mariner by no means favorably. "There is no Captain Jackson here, sir."



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