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Frank Merriwell's Cruise

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Author: Burt L. Standish (Gilbert Patten)
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,867 / 197 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 610
Added to site: 2007.08.08
mnybks.net#: 17871
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Nautical
Excerpt

I knew it."

"Did you know Elsie could not swim?"

"N--no."

"She is the daughter of a sea captain, and she has been with him on many voyages. There was every reason to suppose that she could swim quite as well as I--or better. No, Frank, you made your choice between us that day. It's all right," and she forced a laugh that was not very musical. "I don't deny that, at one time, I did think more of you than any other fellow. There was every reason why I should. You saved me from a mad dog, saved me from death beneath a railroad engine, saved me from drowning. But I am not a fool, if I am a girl! I have not been taking stock in all the passionate love stories I have read. I got out of the way. I remained Elsie's friend, for she is the sweetest girl I know. I don't blame you for thinking more of her than you do of me."

"Inza!"

Frank uttered the word in protest; it was all he could say.

"You can't deny it, so don't try," came almost harshly from the girl. "It's all right. W

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