Afloat in the Forest

A Voyage among the Tree-Tops

Author: Mayne Reid
Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,948 / 272 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 482
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te men appeared to be, and was, the proprietor of the montaria, and the employer of its swarthy crew. He was Ralph Trevannion.

The young girl was his daughter, and bore her Peruvian mother's name, Rosa, more often pronounced by its diminutive of endearment, Rosita. The younger of the two boys--also of dark complexion--was his son Ralph; while the older, of true Saxon physiognomy and hue, was the son of his brother, also bearing his father's Christian name, Richard.

The second white man was unmistakably of European race,--so much so that any one possessing the slightest knowledge of the Hibernian type would at once have pronounced him a "Son of the Sod." A pure pug nose, a shock of curled hair of the clearest carrot colour, an eternal twinkle in the eye, a volume of fun lying open at each angle of the mouth, were all characteristics by which "Tipperary Tom"--for such was his sobriquet--might be remembered.

About the negro there was nothing special, more than that he was a pure neg

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