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The Daltons, Volume I

Or, Three Roads In Life

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 165,147 / 475 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 580
Added to site: 2010.04.20
mnybks.net#: 27426
Origin: gutenberg.org
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eyed the little well-fed figure, who, in his tawdry jacket all slashed with gold, and heavy jack-boots, was closely locked in the embraces of the landlord.

Jekyl at once issued forth to learn the news, and, although not fully three minutes absent, returned to his companions with a full account of the expected arrivals.

"It's that rich banker, Sir Stafford Onslow, with his family. They were on their way to Italy, and made a mess of it somehow in the Black Forest they got swept away by a torrent, or crushed by an avalanche, or something of the kind, and Sir Stafford was seized with the gout, and so they 've put back, glad even to make such a port as Baden."

"If it's the gout's the matter with him," said Dalton, "I 've the finest receipt in the world. Take a pint of spirits poteen if you can get it beat up two eggs and a pat of butter in it; throw in a clove of garlic and a few scrapings of horseradish, let it simmer over the fire for a minute or two, stir it with a sprig of rosemary to give

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