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Author: W.W. Jacobs
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,260 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 975
Added to site: 2007.06.26 17445

Spirited story of life in a little English seaport town, of shipbuilding and love, full of adventure and rollicking fun.

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"Go on," said the other, grimly.

"Nice, bright young fellows," concluded the captain, hastily; "he got on very well, I believe."

"After he left you, I suppose?" said Mr. Vyner, smoothly.

"Yes," said the innocent captain. He caught a glance of the other's face and ruminated. "After I had broken him of his silly habits," he added.

He walked along smiling, and, raising his cap with a flourish, beamed in a fatherly manner on a girl who was just passing. Robert replaced his hat and glanced over his left shoulder.

"Who is that?" he inquired. "I saw her the other day; her face seems familiar to me."

"Joan Hartley," replied the captain. "Nathaniel Hartley's daughter. To my mind, the best and prettiest girl in Salthaven."

[Illustration: Best and prettiest girl in Salthaven 024]

"Eh?" said the other, staring. "Hartley's daughter? Why, I should have thought--"

The best and prettiest girl in Salthaven

"Yes, sir?" said Captain Trimblett, after a paus



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