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Jim Spurling, Fisherman

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,485 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Categories: PZ, PN
Downloads: 590
Added to site: 2008.09.09
mnybks.net#: 22021
Origin: gutenberg.org

A splendid story of self-reliant American boys and of their many adventures as deep-sea fishermen. Three boys who must make money for their college education decide to earn it by a summer's fishing off the Maine coast. Jim Spurling is the leader and his uncle rents them on shares of Tarpaulin Island, twenty-five miles off the coast. It is a book that will appeal to men as well as boys.

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tlantic Ocean, a good twenty-five miles from the mainland. It's about a half-mile long and a quarter broad, partly covered with scrub evergreen, and has fifty acres of pasture. Uncle Tom's got some sheep there, too. He's afraid they'll be stolen; so he wants somebody there the earliest minute possible. He'll furnish all the gear and go halves with us on the season's catch. What do you say, Budge?"

"I'm with you, if Throppy is."

"It's a go," was Stevens's verdict.

Somebody knocked on the door.

"Come in!" called Spurling.

To their great surprise, in came Mr. Whittington.

Removing his Panama, he took the chair Spurling offered him. An unlighted cigar was gripped between his short, stubby fingers. There were dark circles under his steel-gray eyes, and his jaw had, if possible, more of a bulldog set than ever. His square, sturdy build, without fat or softness, suggested a freight locomotive with a driving power to go through anything. He was not a handsome man, but he was

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