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Where Angels Fear to Tread

and Other Stories of the Sea

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,137 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 739
Added to site: 2007.11.19 19103

"Where Angels Fear To Tread"
The Brain Of The Battle-Ship
The Wigwag Message
The Trade-Wind
Between The Millstones
The Battle Of The Monsters
From The Royal-Yard Down
Needs Must When The Devil Drives
When Greek Meets Greek

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me more o' you."

The men halted, hesitated, and sullenly returned to the forecastle.

"Guess they've had enough," said Mr. Becker, jubilantly.

"Don't fool yourself. They're not used to blood-letting, that's all. If it wasn't for my wife and the kids I'd lower the dinghy and jump her; and it isn't them I'd run from, either. As it is, I've half a mind to haul down the flag, and let the old man settle it. Steward," he called to a mild-faced man who had been flitting from galley to cabin, unmindful of the disturbance, "go forrard and find out how bad those fellows are hurt. Don't say I sent you, though."

The steward obeyed, and returned with the information that two men had broken arms, two flesh-wounds in the legs, and one--the big man--suffered from a ragged hole through the shoulder. All were stretched out in bedless bunks, unwilling to move. He had been asked numerous questions by the others--as to where the ship was bound, who the men were who had shot them, why there was no beddin



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