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No Defense

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Author: Gilbert Parker
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,953 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 623
mnybks.net#: 5450
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Adventure

"It has dash, fire and romance, dramatic situations and incidents, vivid pictures of West Indian forest and plantation life, and an appealing love tale."--The Outlook

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ing on his feet now. He was pale and uncertain. He lifted up his bag, and threw it over his shoulder.

"Well, I'm not needing you any more, thank God!" he said.

"So Heaven's blessing on ye, and I bid ye good-bye. You've been kind to me, and I won't forget either of ye. If ever I can do ye a good turn, I'll do it."

"No, we're not going to leave you until you're inside your home," said Dyck.

The old man looked at Sheila in meditation. He knew her name and her history. Behind the girl's life was a long prospect of mystery. Llyn was her mother's maiden name. Sheila had never known her father. Never to her knowledge had she seen him, because when she was yet an infant her mother had divorced him by Act of Parliament, against the wishes of her church, and had resumed her maiden name.

Sheila's father's name was Erris Boyne, and he had been debauched, drunken, and faithless; so at a time of unendurable hurt his wife had freed herself. Then, under her maiden name, she had brought up h

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