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The Port of Missing Men

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,978 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,047
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9506
Genres: Adventure, Romance

There is romance of love, mystery, plot, and fighting, and a breathless dash and go about the telling which makes one quite forget about the improbabilities of the story; and it all ends in the old-fashioned healthy American way. Shirley is a sweet, courageous heroine whose shining eyes lure from page to page.

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ou belong and you will have no regrets. Something may happen--who can tell? Events--events--if a man will watch and wait and study events--"

"Bless me! They organize clubs in every American village for the study of events," laughed Armitage; then he changed his tone. "To be sure, the Bourbons have studied events these many years--a pretty spectacle, too."

"Carrion! Carrion!" almost screamed the old man, half-rising in his seat. "Don't mention those scavengers to me! Bah! The very thought of them makes me sick. But"--he gulped down more of the brandy--"where and how do you live?"

"Where? I own a cattle ranch in Montana and since the Archduke's death I have lived there. He carried about fifty thousand pounds to America with him. He took care that I should get what was left when he died--and, I am almost afraid to tell you that I have actually augmented my inheritance! Just before I left I bought a place in Virginia to be near Washington when I got tired of the ranch."

"Washington!" snorted the count

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

Adventure between the old(Austria) and new(America) world, keeps you curious because the action moves along well. Clues are through-out the book. This one does not flow like his others but fun!



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