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Dutch Courage and Other Stories

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1924
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,491 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,664
Added to site: 2006.03.09 13093

Preface -- Dutch courage -- Typhoon off the coast of Japan -- The lost poacher -- The banks of the Sacramento -- Chris Farrington: Able seaman -- To Repel Boarders -- An Adventure in the upper sea -- Bald-face -- In Yeddo bay -- Whose business is to live.

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o we get to the Saddle?"

"'Taking the horse-trail below the Vernal Falls,'" Gus read from the guide-book, "'one mile of brisk traveling brings the tourist to the world-famed Nevada Fall. Close by, rising up in all its pomp and glory, the Cap of Liberty stands guard----"

"Skip all that!" Hazard impatiently interrupted. "The trail's what we want."

"Oh, here it is! 'Following the trail up the side of the fall will bring you to the forks. The left one leads to Little Yosemite Valley, Cloud's Rest, and other points.'"

"Hold on; that'll do! I've got it on the map now," again interrupted Hazard. "From the Cloud's Rest trail a dotted line leads off to Half Dome. That shows the trail's abandoned. We'll have to look sharp to find it. It's a day's journey."

"And to think of all that traveling, when right here we're at the bottom of the Dome!" Gus complained, staring up wistfully at the goal.

"That's because this is Yosemite, and all the more reason for us to hurry. Come on! Be l



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