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Fire Mountain

A Thrilling Sea Story

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Author: Norman Springer
Published: 1923
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,024 / 244 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,721
Added to site: 2009.11.18
mnybks.net#: 25834
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nautical, Thriller
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the storm and diverted his attention from the printed page. Mrs. Meagher sailed into the room, her ample figure clothed in her best black silk house gown. Martin's spirits sank to zero--she always donned this funeral drapery before operating the infernal contraption in the corner.

Mrs. Meagher dropped into her rocking-chair and groaned tentatively. Martin read desperately. He knew as long as he kept his eyes upon his book she was much too considerate to disturb him, and between phonographic noise and rheumatic reminiscence, he chose the former as being escapable.

The good woman hitched her chair over to the machine. Martin writhed in spirit. It was not that he was insensible to harmony, even though canned. He was quite receptive while a booming basso rang the bell in the lighthouse, dingdong. He was even stoical when the sextette brayed forth the sorrows of Lucia. But the while a dread clutched him.

Mrs. Meagher had a favorite record. She played it regularly, and wept cheerfully at each p

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