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The Ruby of Kishmoor

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Author: Howard Pyle
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,681 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,191
Added to site: 2005.12.08
mnybks.net#: 12107
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Pirate Tales
Excerpt

s unique alike both for its prodigious size and the splendor of its color. This precious jewel the Rajah of Kishmoor had, upon a certain occasion, bestowed upon his Queen, and at the time of her capture she wore it as the centre-piece of a sort of a coronet which encircled her forehead and brow.

The seizure by the pirate of so considerable a person as that of the Queen of Kishmoor, and of the enormous treasure that he found aboard her ship, would alone have been sufficient to have established his fame. But the capture of so extraordinary a prize as that of the ruby--which was, in itself, worth the value of an entire Oriental kingdom--exalted him at once to the very highest pinnacle of renown.

Having achieved the capture of this incredible prize, our captain scuttled the great ship and left her to sink with all on board. Three Lascars of the crew alone escaped to bear the news of this tremendous disaster to an astounded world.

As may readily be supposed, it was now no longer possible for Captain Kei

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a quick predictable read. It'll only take a few minutes. Only interesting in that the hero is a quaker.


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