The Crystal Sceptre

A Story of Adventure

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,204 / 223 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 720
Added to site: 2010.03.12
mnybks.net#: 26972

In Mighels' latest story the hero has been stranded on an unknown island as a resul tof an accident while on a balloon trip. His adventures on this island, the inhabitants and the difficulties he has to return to civilization are told in a manner to interest boys.

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onstrated a fierceness and power incredible in the Links, a power which, if concentrated and properly employed, would excel that of twice the number of human savages.

I found my knife and pulled it forth from its sheath of flesh. Collecting his following about him with a word, the giant leader touched me on the arm and pointed toward the jungle. The wounded of "our" force limped from the scene; our dead, who were three in number, were carried by those who were still unhurt. With the albino mate of the chief I walked away, surrounded by the chattering Links, whose conduct toward me, I was sure, was that of a friendly "people." The fat fellow was next to idiotic in his gratitude for the stroke which had saved his life.

I had fought with them, bled with them, eaten of their food and endeavoured to show them my good intentions and wishes toward themselves. They were manifestly aware of all. I felt strongly drawn to the singular beings, alone with them and dependent upon them; I felt that for weal or

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