The Vital Spark

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Author: Neil Munro (Hugh Foulis)
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,936 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,579
Added to site: 2007.06.01
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Para Handy - Master Mariner -- The Prize Canary -- The Malingerer -- Wee Teeny -- The Mate's Wife -- Para Handy - Poacher. The Sea Cook -- Lodgers on a House-Boat -- A Lost Man -- Hurricane Jack -- Para Handy's Apprentice -- Queer Cargoes -- In Search of a Wife -- Para Handy's Piper -- The Sailors and the Sale -- A Night Alarm -- A Desperate Character -- The Tar's Wedding -- A Stroke of Luck -- Dougie's Family -- The Baker's Little Widow -- Three Dry Days -- The Valentine That Missed Fire -- The Disappointment of Erchie's Niece -- Para Handy's Wedding.

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carefully carried the bag containing the bird.

Some days after, the Vital Spark arrived at Brodick, but the Captain, who had not yet staked his pound with the man in the shipping-box as agreed on, curiously enough showed no disposition to bring off the challenge meeting between the birds. It was by accident he met the Brodick man one day on the quay.

"Talking about birds," said Para Handy, with some diffidence, "Dougie and me had a canary yonder--"

"That's aal off," said the Brodick man hurriedly, getting very red in the face, showing so much embarrassment, indeed, that the Captain of the Vital Spark smelt a rat.

"What way off?" he asked. "It sticks in my mind that there wass a kind of a wudger, and that there's a pound note in the shupping-box for the best canary."

"Did you bring your canary?" asked the Brodick man anxiously.

"It's doon there in the vessel singin' like to take the rivets oot o' her," said Para Handy. "It's chust sublime to listen to."

"Weel, t

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