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Banked Fires

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Author: E.W. Savi
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 114,598 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,525
Added to site: 2010.02.26
mnybks.net#: 26785
Origin: gutenberg.org

The love story of a strong man. "His was not a petty nature, given to the faults of the weak and timid. He was a daring and defiant sinner, risking damnation, as he had once said, 'for the desire of his heart.'" The scene is partly England and partly India.

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ng a standard reference in nursery difficulties.

"Had she many children?"

"Children? My lort! Every year a child. She was plenty blest. One child for every finger, and a grand-child older than her last. Master, he shake his head and say, 'Damn-damn,' but Barnes-mem, she say, 'Let come; the Lort will provide.'"

"Were they all brought up in India?"

"In Calcutta they were born and grew up; no Darjeeling pahar;[6] no Munsuri pahar! All living; all plenty strong."

[Footnote 6: Mountains.]

"Yet most children cannot thrive out here--English, I mean."

"English Memsahib making much fuss, like there is no Got Almighty. Everywhere there is sickness, also in pahar."

Mrs. Meredith shivered at the cold consolation. After a short interval spent in anxious suspense, a clatter of hoofs announced the return of the Sahib. Raymond Meredith galloped into the camp and flinging his reins to a saice, leaped to the ground. A messenger

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