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Twice Lost

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,163 / 271 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 891
Added to site: 2007.05.17
mnybks.net#: 17003

A young sailor's story of shipwreck and perilous adventures in the wilds of Australia.

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hreatened the pirates with their vengeance, and were eager to go up the river and take them.

We now anxiously waited for the sea-breeze. The cable was hove short, the sails loosed; still, as we looked eastward, not a ripple disturbed the glass-like surface of the ocean.

"We've got the fellow in a trap, at all events," observed Mudge, "and fight he must, whether he likes it or not."

"I hope he will," I answered. "I should like to see a good fierce battle; and there will be little glory in taking the pirate, should she give in at once."

"You'll sing a different note when you find the shot come flying thickly about your ears, my boy," answered Mudge; "and as for the glory, there's not much to be gained by capturing a rascally pirate. For my part, I hope she'll knock under at once, and give us as little trouble as possible."

Hour after hour went by, but the breeze did not come; and I heard Lieutenant Worthy remark that it would afford time to the pirates, if they were so minded,

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