The Devil's Admiral

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,627 / 196 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 913
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8087
Origin: gutenberg.org

Who the fiend was that plundered the shipping of the China Sea, none knew. Young Trenholm found out during the trip to Hong-Kong aboard the Kut Sang. You won't breathe easy until the the end.

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iting me at the hotel; and, although it was not yet noon, I hailed a rig and drove there. The clerk passed over the familiar yellow envelope, and my message read: "Proceed to Hong-Kong for orders." I replied that I would leave at once, and the message was gone before I discovered that there wasn't a steamer for Hong-Kong before the end of the week, five days away.

It would have sounded silly to dispatch another message, telling of lack of steamers. I had supposed a steamer sailed every day or two, and my temper was ruffled at my mistake and the prospect of fretting away a week in the heat of Manila.

A little item in the Times gave me hope. It told of the steamer Kut Sang coming out of dry dock to sail for Hong-Kong that very afternoon with general cargo. There was a bare chance that I might get passage in her, for the paper referred to her as a former passenger boat, and I was sure I could cajole the company into selling me a berth, or bribe the captain into signing me as a member of t

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.08.21
Dai Alanye
****.

An exciting adventure during the tim of, but not closely connected with the Russo-Japanese war. Well worth reading for sea-going adventure fans.


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