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Author: W.W. Jacobs
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,999 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 961
Added to site: 2008.06.13
mnybks.net#: 21205
Origin: gutenberg.org

Smoked skipper -- A safety match -- A rash experiment -- The cabin passenger -- "Choice spirits" -- A disciplinarian -- Brother Hutchins -- The disbursement sheet -- Rule of three -- Pickled herring -- Two of a trade -- An intervention -- The grey parrot -- Money-changers -- The lost ship.

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ds Fairhaven, and to his great joy he saw treess and houses again.

They stayed at Fairhaven just long enough to put out a small portion of their cargo. Ralph, stripped to his shirt and trousers, having to work in the hold with the rest, and proceeded to Lowport, a little place some thirty miles distant, to put out their powder.

It was evening before they arrived, and, the tide being out, anchored in the mouth of the river on which the town stands.

"Git in about four o'clock," said the skipper to the mate, as he looked over the side towards the little cluster of houses on the shore. "Do you feel better now I've knocked some o' that nonsense out o' you, boy?"

"Much better, sir," said Ralph respectfully.

"Be a good boy," said the skipper, pausing on the companion-ladder, "and you can stay with us if you like. Better turn in now, as you'll have to make yourself useful again in the morning working out the cargo."

He went below, leaving the boy on deck. The crew were in the

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