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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,063 / 229 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,013
Added to site: 2004.11.17 9558

The story of an elopement of a young couple from Chicago, who decide to go to London, travelling as brother and sister. Their difficulties commence in New York and become greatly exaggerated when they are shipwrecked in mid-ocean. The hero finds himself stranded on the island of Nedra with another girl, whom he has rescued by mistake. The story gives an account of their finding some of the other passengers, and the circumstances which resulted from the strange mix-up.

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es, but to the world at large. In their reflective moments they realized that the marriage would be the most wonderful event in the whole history of the homes of Vernon and Ridgeway. Never before had a Vernon married a Ridgeway, and--vice versa. Therefore, the whole world would visit upon such a union its undivided attention. That is the view all engaged people take of marriage.

Miss Vernon had employed six weeks of argument in convincing Mr. Ridgeway that a church wedding was imperative, although she admittedly preferred the simpler form, where the minister conducts the ceremony in the presence of two witnesses and a ring. Society demanded the exhibition. Mr. Ridgeway warned her that he could not survive the ordeal and would leave her a widow at the altar.

Their difficulties had at last resolved themselves into that condition which confronts every engaged pair; and they, like others, were preparing to inform the world of their intentions.

"There's no way out of it, Hugh," she finally sighed, "unless

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
Maria Wendt

A fine enough book. The characters were all surprisingly shallow, except for one man, Henry Veath. Fantastical parts of the book, such as being stranded on an island with the cannibal king PooToo. This was my first book by the author and I don\'t know if I\'ll be trying more...


Has everything you want in a proper romance. An eventful story that begins with a young couple’s bad choices, then transcends through tragedy, adventure, true love, and ends happily ever after.



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