The Log of the Jolly Polly

The Log of the Jolly Polly

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The Log of the Jolly Polly by Richard Harding Davis

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"The Fletchers and O'Farrells of Youghal she exclaimed, "were gentry. What would they be doing in a trawler?"

I assured her that so far as I knew, 1750 being before my time, they might have been smugglers and pirates.

"All I ever heard of the Farrells," I told her, begins after they settled in New York. And there is no one I can ask concerning them. My father and mother are dead; all my father's relatives are dead, and my mother's relatives are as good as dead. I mean," I added, "we don't speak!"

To my surprise, this information appeared to afford my visitors great satisfaction. They exchanged hasty glances.

"Then," exclaimed Mr. Farrell, eagerly; "if I understand you, you have no living relations at all--barring those that are dead!"

"Exactly!" I agreed.

He drew a deep sigh of relief. With apparent irrelevance but with a carelessness that was obviously assumed, he continued.

"Since I come to America," he announced, "I have made heaps of money. "As though in evidence of his prosperity, he

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A man is given a unique opportunity.
A rich childless couple, of the same last name, want to adopt this man.
They can offer riches and a life of ease.
He decides to check out the situation by a discreet visit to the family mansion.
He comes across the Log of the Jolly Polly in a book store.
The log has a strong connection to a beautiful sales girl.
This pleasantly incumbers his investigation and leds to love.

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FEATURED AUTHOR - As a child, Susan Frances was fascinated by her grandfather’s stories of their Devon family which inspired her to research the family history and write No One Must Know, the first book in The Chiddleigh Saga. She lives with her husband in Devon close to the Ashetyne village in her book. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, No One Must Know.