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The Boat Club

or, The Bunkers of Rippleton

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,167 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,230
Added to site: 2008.02.09
mnybks.net#: 20009
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Frank paused, and looked earnestly into the face of his friend, to ascertain whether he was likely to find any sympathy in the heart of Charles.

"I do remember it, Frank. He told a story to illustrate his meaning."

"That was it. I don't very often mind much about the sermon, but somehow I was very much interested in that one."

"And so you mean to give your money to the widow Weston, just to see how you will feel after it," added Charles with a laugh.

"No; that isn't it."

"What is it, then?"

"I will give it to her because I really feel that she needs it more than I do. I feel a pleasure in the thought of sacrificing my inclination for her happiness, which is more satisfactory than all the fun I anticipate to-morrow."

"You'll be a parson, Frank."

"No, I won't; I will do my duty."

"Have you made up your mind?"

"We can have a good time at home."

"Pooh!"

"I shall give my money to the widow Weston, at any rate."

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