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In Eastern Seas

or The Regions of the Bird of Paradise

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 162,636 / 437 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,006
Added to site: 2007.05.20 17043

A tale for boys of voyage and adventure among the islands of the Malay Archipelago.

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captain, turning to the boy, whose hand Merlin was licking, as if to congratulate him on his escape.

"Indeed you were, sir," answered the boy; "and we are very, very grateful to you, and to that brave sailor who carried my father and Emily out of the ship, and helped me into the boat. I want to thank him more particularly, and so would my father; but oh, sir, do you think he will soon recover out of that fearful swoon? Or do, do tell me, for I did not like to ask you before my sister, is he--is he really--dead?"

The boy's voice dropped as he spoke.

"I fear, Walter, that he is dead," answered the captain. "But we will do our best to comfort your little sister; and so, I am sure, will you. You have reason to be thankful that he was permitted thus to die quietly in bed, and to know that your lives were spared."

"Oh yes, yes! I know," answered the boy, hiding his face in his hands.

It was some hours before Emily could understand that her father could never again speak to her or



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