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The Other Magic: A Romance Of The Tropics (1921)

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CHAPTER III THE NARROW WAY THE wind blew steadily from the north-west and the cutter leaned far over on her port side as she headed southwards. Blunt was happy once more; he had recovered his poise. In the last few months, he had ...
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CHAPTER III THE NARROW WAY THE wind blew steadily from the north-west and the cutter leaned far over on her port side as she headed southwards. Blunt was happy once more; he had recovered his poise. In the last few months, he had found a new occupation. For some time there had been talk in Tomanta of the profit of sethi-fishing. On his occasional visits, Blunt had listened to the reports of affluence quickly gathered. Now he had launched a small venture of his own. He had bought another boat and manned it with a native crew. The two craft were now heading towards reefs where sethi might be found. He was exhilarated by this life on the open sea; the copra business had been too easy. He was already a rich man; it would amuse him if he could double his wealth. And if hei lost on the hazard, it would not matter. For the first time he was taking Uloto for a sea trip. The girl, who had never been so far from shore before, was delighted by the newness of the experience. She sat in the bows, her black hair streaming in the wind. Pinjaroo sat near the mast, and a young native called Koro-Koro stoodbeside him. Blunt had chosen Pinjaroo as his assistant partly because he knew the man disliked him, and was therefore better under observation, and partly because he was interested to try and fathom his taciturn and malignant character. It amused him to think of Pinjaroo as a diminutive copy of The Naki. If any man were good at discovering the secrets of the seas, surely Pinjaroo should be he. Uloto kept up arunning stream of conversation. No one troubled to keep pace with her, though sometimes Blunt or Koro-Koro would answer one of her questions. Pinjaroo, as usual, remained silent and sucked at his pipe. Blunt was thinking of the time of his illness, which seemed very far distant, and...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781165603947
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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CHAPTER III THE NARROW WAY THE wind blew steadily from the north-west and the cutter leaned far over on her port side as she headed southwards. Blunt was happy once more; he had recovered his poise. In the last few months, he had found a new occupation. For some time there had been talk in Tomanta of the profit of sethi-fishing. On his occasional visits, Blunt had listened to the reports of affluence quickly gathered. Now he had launched a small venture of his own. He had bought another boat and manned it with a native crew. The two craft were now heading towards reefs where sethi might be found. He was exhilarated by this life on the open sea; the copra business had been too easy. He was already a rich man; it would amuse him if he could double his wealth. And if hei lost on the hazard, it would not matter. For the first time he was taking Uloto for a sea trip. The girl, who had never been so far from shore before, was delighted by the newness of the experience. She sat in the bows, her black hair streaming in the wind. Pinjaroo sat near the mast, and a young native called Koro-Koro stoodbeside him. Blunt had chosen Pinjaroo as his assistant partly because he knew the man disliked him, and was therefore better under observation, and partly because he was interested to try and fathom his taciturn and malignant character. It amused him to think of Pinjaroo as a diminutive copy of The Naki. If any man were good at discovering the secrets of the seas, surely Pinjaroo should be he. Uloto kept up a running stream of conversation. No one troubled to keep pace with her, though sometimes Blunt or Koro-Koro would answer one of her questions. Pinjaroo, as usual, remained silent and sucked athis pipe. Blunt was thinking of the time of his illness, which seemed very far distant, and...
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