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Barney Blake, The Boy Privateer

or, The Cruise of the Queer Fish

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,984 / 322 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
Downloads: 492
Added to site: 2014.11.05
mnybks.net#: 31802
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art as hard as the hardest flint on Ben Inverness, with never anything pleasant to say or do. We detested him, and only waited our chance to play a joke upon him.</p>

<p>That will suffice for the men. As for the ship, she was as stanch and pretty a craft as ever plowed the blue waters, was built at Portland, masted at Bangor, and rigged at Boston, with an armament the best that money could procure. She was also a very swift sailer, and we calculated to play hob with John Bull's East Indiamen and whalers before we got through with the cruise.</p>

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<p><span class='pagenum'><a name="Page3" id="Page3">[Pg 3]</a></span></p>

<h2><span>CHAPTER II.</span> <span class="smaller">OUTWARD BOUND.</span></h2>

<div class="center box"><div class="poem"><div class="stanza"> <div class="i13">"Then come,</div> <div>My friends, and, sitting well in o

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