Excerpt from The House at Crague, or Her Own WaySally Decker, the captain's daughter; but, being several years younger than Blanche and Della, the young men, Pencroft and Keith at least, were dis posed to regard them as little girls, and to treat them accordingly. Fortunately, however, these little girls were able to do their own baiting: and, if they chanced at any time to need the assistance of ...
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hand, the captain, when not busy with the ropes, was always at their service; for Sally was the apple of his eye, and Bay from her childhood had been a favorite with him. Many were the trinkets and curiosities that he had brought home to be divided between them in the days when he was commander of a ship; and Ray's thought Of him was always associated with sandal-wood and amber, and luscious fruits that had ripened under tropical suns. For years the two girls had been playmates; and though of late the intimacy had lessened somewhat, Ray still kept up the friendship, and was delighted when an occasion like the present afforded them an opportunity for a little visit to gether.Now, captain, weigh anchor as soon as you like, said Eugene, as he stowed the last Of the lunch-baskets into the caboose.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.