The Ragged Edge

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Author: Harold MacGrath
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,252 / 207 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 9,666
Added to site: 2005.05.02
mnybks.net#: 10256
Origin: gutenberg.org

This novel about China and the South Sea Islands is a thrilling character-story of literary excellence, which will further endear Mr. MacGrath to his widespread audience.

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m that the young man might not be quite conscious of his surroundings, that he might be moving in that comatose state which is the aftermath of a long debauch. For all that, Ah Cum was forced to admit that his charge did not look dissipated.

Ah Cum was more or less familiar with alcoholic types. In the genuinely dissipated face there was always a suggestion of slyness in ambush, peeping out of the wrinkles around the eyes and the lips. Upon this young fellow's face there were no wrinkles, only shadows, in the hollows of the cheeks and under the eyes. He was more like a man who had left his bed in the middle of convalescence.

Ah Cum's glance returned to the girl. Of course, it really signified nothing in this careless part of the world that she was travelling alone. What gave the puzzling twist to an ordinary situation was her manner: she was guileless. She reminded him of his linnet, when he gave the bird the freedom of the house: it became filled with a wild gaiety which bordered on madness. Al

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2015.02.07
Larry
****.

A slow evolving romance set in the China Seas, where important clues/facts are revealed just at the appropriate time. A young woman and man of two totally differant backgrounds meet under common necessities. Unlike other novels of this period the author doesn't try to impress with his vocabulary. Would give 5 stars except the ending got a little congested but happy.


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