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Freaks of Fortune (Paperback) Loot Price: R369
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Freaks of Fortune (Paperback): Oliver Optic
Freaks of Fortune (Paperback): Oliver Optic

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Oliver Optic

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Excerpt: ...the close of the season. Such a friend as Mr. Watson was worth more than the contents of the three bags concealed in the vessel's run. But ever since he had placed the treasure in its hiding-place, the gospel malediction, "lose his own soul," had been thundering in his ears. The temptation was a strong one; but the steward had thus far been an honest man, and the present seemed to be the crisis of his lifetime. The kindness and consideration of the captain and his passengers won his heart, and he had determined that Levi, in the words with which he clothed the idea, should be triumphantly vindicated. Mr. Ebenier reasoned that his captain could not be vindicated by simply returning the gold to the old man, his uncle. The two men whom he had failed to identify in the Hotel de Poisson must be discovered; and he determined to find them, if it were possible. On this subject he had some views of his own, and he concluded to let the gold remain where it was until he could institute an investigation: we use the gentleman's own words, subsequently uttered. The steward dared not leave the yacht when the others went on shore. If he had not recognized the two men, they had probably recognized him. They must suppose he had taken possession of the money, and they would expect to find it if an opportunity to search the yacht was afforded to them. Mr. Ebenier did not intend to give them any such opportunity; therefore he remained on board. He went farther than this. The robbers might come on board while he was there alone, overpower him, and thus regain their plunder. The steward kept a revolver in his carpet-bag; for, being a man of varying fortunes, he was liable at any time to be in a situation to need such a weapon. He took the pistol from the bag, loaded it, and put it into his pocket. It was his duty, as ship-keeper, to defend the vessel in the absence of the captain; and the weapon gave him a strong assurance of safety. From his house Dock...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Oliver Optic
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-78416-0
Barcode: 9781153784160
Categories: Promotions
Books > Business & Economics > Business & management
Books > Business & Economics > Business & management > General
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > General
LSN: 1-153-78416-5

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