Little By Little

or, The Cruise of the Flyaway

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,410 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 583
Added to site: 2007.08.22
mnybks.net#: 17989
Genre: Young Readers

Paul Duncan, the hero of this volume, is a nautical young gentleman, and most of the events of the story occur upon the water; but the author hopes his[Pg 6] young lady friends will not make faces at him on this account. The boys insisted upon having a sea story, and being the

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from Boston, on the line of one of the principal railroads. A large portion of the inhabitants, even at the time of which I write, were gentlemen doing business in the city, though the place had a shipyard and several wharves from which the surrounding country was supplied with wood, coal, and lumber. The town is located on both sides of Tenean River, the estuary of which forms a very good harbor, though the place has not yet attained to any considerable commercial importance.

The shipyard and the wharves were on the north side of the river, which was known as Mercantile Point. On the south side a peninsula extended about half a mile out into the sea, at the extremity of which was the little cottage of Mr. Duncan, the ship carpenter. It was built upon the high bluff, and below it was the beach, which had been formed by the continued caving of the earth from the high bank. The cottage was over a mile from the shipyard, by the road, and not more than half the distance in a straight line across the water

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