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Merry-Garden and Other Stories

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,857 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 879
Added to site: 2009.01.16 23153

The Bend Of The Road.
His Excellency's Prize-Fight.
The Black Joke.
Where The Treasure Is.
A Jest Of Ambiolet.

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it as long as he could, but nobody need be surprised if he ended by drowning himself, And this frightened Aunt Barbree almost worse than did his talk of enlisting, and drove her one day, when Nandy had just turned seventeen, to take a walk up the valley to consult Dr. Clatworthy.


Dr. Clatworthy was a man in many respects uncommon. To begin with, he had plenty of money; and next, he was as full of crazes as of learning. One of these crazes was astronomy, and another was mud-baths, and another was open windows and long walks in the open air, and another was skin-diseases and nervous disorders, and another was the Lost Tribes, and another was Woman's Education; with the Second Advent and Vegetable Diet to fill up the spaces. Some of these he had picked up at Oxford, and others in his travels abroad, especially in Moravia: but the sum total was that you'd call him a crank. Coming by chance into Cornwall, he had taken an uncommon fancy to our climate and its 'humidity'--that was the word. T



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