Little Bobtail

or The Wreck of the Penobscot.

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,117 / 180 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Yacht Club
Downloads: 795
Added to site: 2008.05.14
mnybks.net#: 20894
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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seen her for three months. Though not engaged, he was confident that she reciprocated his affection; and his conscience smote him as he thought his abrupt termination of their acquaintance might have affected her health. But Edward dreaded his father's anger, while he could not wholly resist his impulses.

One evening he stealthily called at the house of Mr. Medway, and was cordially welcomed by all, and especially by Sara. More than ever before he realized the depth of her affection, and traced in her looks, her tones, and the blushes upon her pale cheek, the triumphal joy with which she again welcomed him to her presence. He could not tell her that he should come no more; but, while her mother left the room for a few moments, he spoke a whole volume in a few words, and she frankly declared her sentiments towards him. In a word, they were engaged.

Before he bade her adieu for the night, her father came home. Ho knew his daughter's preference,--not that she had in words betrayed the secret of her

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