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Watch and Wait

or The Young Fugitives

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,431 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 826
Added to site: 2009.02.10
mnybks.net#: 23403
Genre: Young Readers
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n, who sat behind him, was not privileged to say any thing. It was his duty to speak when he was spoken to, and with a keen eye he watched the progress of the boat, as she cut her way through the sluggish waters of the bayou.

Dandy, as we have before remarked, was a youth of quick parts, and under the scientific instruction of Mr. Midshipman Raybone, he had thoroughly mastered the art of boating, not only in its application to row boats, but also in reference to sailing craft; and there was no person on the place more skilful in the management of the schooner than the body-servant of Master Archy.

The Edith flew on her course, frightening from their repose the herons and the alligators that were enjoying the sunshine of the bright spring morning. Master Archy did speak sometimes, but this morning he was unusually taciturn. He seemed to be brooding over something: those who did not know him might have supposed that he was thinking; but the son and heir of Redlawn did not often give himself up to

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