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Gentlemen All and Merry Companions


Gentlemen All and Merry Companions

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    Ralph Wilhelm Bergengren
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1922 Original Publisher: B.J. Brimmer Company Subjects: Fiction / General Fiction / Anthologies Fiction / Classics Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Short Stories Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: DELILAH THE frost was out of the ground. The long winter of 1827 was at last well over. A young moon silvered the pretty little New England beach now known to all readers of summer resort advertising by a pretty little Indian name that no real Indian could possibly hope to recognize. But there were then neither hotels, nor cottages, nor even a bungalow -- nothing but the dark, encircling woods, the idly rippling water, and a solitary pirate, sitting on the edge of a boat and smoking a solitary pipe of tobacco. Now and then he curled his long yellow mustaches with a small pocket comb, cast an eye seaward where a smart, rakish-looking schooner lay comfortably at anchor, or pushed the boat off a little to keep pace with the falling tide. But, for the most part, he looked nowhere in particular and seemed rather bored than otherwise by his lonely situation -- so much so that he presently took out his cutlas and began writing words with the point of it in the wet sand : " Pig," " dog," " cat," and finally a whole sentence : " It makes a man sick to stay here and watch the boat while his friends are all a way on a good time." And then he added, as if by inspiration : " I think I will go a board and let them swim out, curse them." Pirates, in fact, were often fellows of the most rudimentary book learning, and the mere ability to form these simple sentences seemed to afford the handsome rascal a livel...  
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