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The Story of Charles Strange, Vol. 3 (of 3)

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Author: Mrs Henry Wood
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,039 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 412
Added to site: 2012.01.24
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bour, their gear, sails and oars in them."

"Hush!" I breathed, "or you are lost!"

A policeman's bull's-eye was suddenly turned upon the grass. By the man's size, I knew him for Tom's friend, Wren. We sat motionless. The light just escaped us, and the man passed on. But we had been in danger.

"If you would only be quicker, Tom. I don't want to know about boats and their gear."

He laughed. "How impatient you are, Charles! Well, to get on ahead. A cargo of convicts cannot be kept as securely under such circumstances as had befallen us as they could be in a ship's hold, and the surveillance exercised was surprisingly lax. Two or three of the prisoners were meditating an escape, and thought they saw their way to effecting it by means of one of the boats. I found this out, and joined the party. But there were almost insurmountable difficulties in the way. It was absolutely necessary that we should put on ordinary clothes--for what vessel, picking us up, but would have delivered us up at

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