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Tales of the Fish Patrol

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,715 / 97 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,342
Added to site: 2009.05.05
mnybks.net#: 24083
Origin: gutenberg.org

White and Yellow -- The King of the Greeks -- A Raid on the Oyster Pirates -- The Siege of the "Lancashire Queen" -- Charley's Coup -- Demetrios Contos -- Yellow Handkerchief --

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es at the small skiff towing astern, so in the next calm I hauled the skiff alongside. As I did so his eyes brightened with hope; but before he could guess my intention, I stove the frail bottom through with a hand-axe, and the skiff filled to its gunwales.

"It's sink or float together," I said. "And if you'll give me your revolver, I'll have the Reindeer bailed out in a jiffy."

"They're too many for us," he whimpered. "We can't fight them all."

I turned my back on him in disgust. The salmon boat had long since passed from sight behind a little archipelago known as the Marin Islands, so no help could be looked for from that quarter. Yellow Handkerchief came up to me in a familiar manner, the water in the cockpit slushing against his legs. I did not like his looks. I felt that beneath the pleasant smile he was trying to put on his face there was an ill purpose. I ordered him back, and so sharply that he obeyed.

"Now keep your distance," I commanded, "and don't you come clos

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