The Delectable Duchy

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,324 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 716
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8548
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more than a score of times, and always found the same difficulty in conversing. The boat moved easily past the town, the jetties above it, and the vessels that lay off them awaiting their cargoes; it turned the corner and glided by woods where the larches were green, the sycamores dusted with bronze, the wild cherry-trees white with blossom, and all voluble. Every little bird seemed ready to burst his throat that morning with the deal he had to say. But these two--the man especially--had nothing to say, yet ached for words.

"Nance Treweek's married," the woman managed to tell him at last.

"I was thinking it likely, by the way she carried on last Maying."

"That wasn' the man. She've kept company with two since him, and mated with a fourth man altogether--quite a different sort, in the commercial traveller line."

"Did he wear a seal weskit?"

"Well, he might have; but not to my knowledge. What makes you ask?"

"Because I used to know a Johnny Fortnight that wore one in t

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

Very nice, and large, collection of short stories, most of them set in Cornwall between 1840 and 1900.


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