Cumner's Son

and Other South Sea Folk

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Author: Gilbert Parker
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,287 / 216 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 630
mnybks.net#: 5436
Origin: gutenberg.org

A collection of short stories mostly set in the islands of the South Sea under British dominion. The background is, therefore, very different from the Canadian background in "Norther Lights," but the stories show the same dramatic impulse.

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a score of niggers--what would that be against thirty thousand natives?"

"Pango Dooni is as likely to butcher us as the Dakoon," said McDermot, the captain of artillery. Every man in the garrison had killed at least one of Pango Dooni's men, and every man of them was known from the Kimar Gate to the Neck of Baroob, where Pango Dooni lived and ruled.

The Colonel was not to be moved. "I'd ride the ninety miles myself, if my place weren't here--no, don't think I doubt you, for I know you all! But consider the nest of murderers that'll be let loose here when the Dakoon dies. Better a strong robber with a strong robber's honour to perch there in the Palace, than Boonda Broke and his cut-throats--"

"Honour--honour?--Pango Dooni!" broke out McDermot the gunner scornfully.

"I know the man," said the Governor gruffly; "I know the man, I tell you, and I'd take his word for ten thousand pounds, or a thousand head of cattle. Is there any of you will ride to the Neck of Baroob for me? For one i

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