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The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 135,227 / 386 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 308
Added to site: 2011.07.13
mnybks.net#: 30379
Origin: gutenberg.org

The second and last part of this story of heroism and despair in an Ireland stricken by calamities.

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nds. I meant, who of our set,--who of us?"

Martin turned round, and fixing his eyes on him, scanned him from head to foot with a gaze of such intense insolence as no words could have equalled. For a while the Jew bore it admirably; but these efforts, after all, are only like the brief intervals a man can live under water, and where the initiated beats the inexperienced only by a matter of seconds. As Martin continued his stare, Merl's cheek tingled, grew red, and finally his whole face and forehead became scarlet.

With an instinct like that of a surgeon who feels he has gone deep enough with his knife, Martin resumed his walk along the room without uttering a word.

Merl opened the newspaper, and affected to read; his hand, however, trembled, and his eyes wandered listlessly over the columns, and then furtively were turned towards Martin as he paced the chamber in silence.

"Do you think you can manage that little matter for me, Captain?" said he at last, and in a voice attu

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