Cap'n Eri

A Story of the Coast

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,360 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 966
mnybks.net#: 4411
Origin: gutenberg.org

Story of three jolly retired Cape Cod sea captains forced into matrimony to escape the hardships of their own housekeeping.

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t make no odds whose 'tis. Why don't you take care of your terbacker, same's I do of mine?"

"Now see here, Jerry! I ain't so sure that is yours. Let me see it. Humph! I thought so! This is 'Navy Plug' and you always smoke 'Sailor's Sweetheart.' Talk about havin' a place for things!"

"That's MY terbacker, if you want to know," observed Captain Perez. "I've got yours, Eri. Here 'tis."

"Well, then, where IS mine?" said Captain Jerry somewhat snappishly.

"Bet a dollar you've got it in your pocket," said Captain Eri.

"Bet ten dollars I ain't! I ain't quite a fool yit, Eri Hedge. I guess I know--well, I snum! I forgot that upper vest pocket!" and from the pocket mentioned Captain Jerry produced the missing tobacco.

There was a general laugh, in which Captain Jerry was obliged to join, and the trio smoked in silence for a time, while the expanse of water to the eastward darkened, and the outer beach became but a dusky streak separating the ocean from the inner bay. At length Captain Per

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  • Three retired Sea Captains, could each run a ship, but not the house they share. They need a housekeeper.

  • The only solution, of course, is that one of them must get married. The winner/looser of the coin flip match, is hereafter to be known as the sacrifice.

  • A letter to a matrimonial agency should do the trick. A lady comes, on a trial bases.

  • Complications arise with town activities and friends.

  • A young man starts a new job in town. A young girl arrives in town to take care of her Grandfather..

  • Can Cap'n Eri (he is not the sacrificed one, only the level headed-est of the three) set all things right, and find happiness for the lady, the boy, the girl and himself?




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