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Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships

A Story of the Last Naval War

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 142,392 / 401 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Categories: PN, PZ
Downloads: 848
Added to site: 2007.05.09 16890

A complicated story of Spanish inheritance set just after the Napoleonic War with France.

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ll acquainted with that?"

The pilot smiled. "There is not a point or headland, a rock, or shoal, or island, which I have not as clearly mapped down in my memory, as are the hues on yonder chart, and more correctly, too, I doubt not."

"That will do--I will trust you," said Don Hernan. "What is your name, friend, that I may send for you when you are wanted?"

"Rolf Morton," was the answer; "but my home is some way to the northward, on the island of Whalsey. There you have it on your chart. Those who live on it boast that it is the finest of the outlying islands; and well I know that such a castle as we have is not to be found in all Shetland."

"Ah, it is your native place," observed the captain. "You therefore think so highly of it."

"Not exactly, though I remember no other spot of earth before I put eyes on Whalsey. I was, so I have been told, picked up, when a child, from a wreck at sea; and the men I was with called me Rolf Morton, the name which has stuck to me for want of



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