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A Romany of the Snows, vol. 5 : Being a Continuation of the Personal Histories of "Pierre and His People" and the Last Existing Records of Pretty Pierre

A Romany of the Snows, vol. 5 : Being a Continuation of the Personal Histories of "Pierre and His People" and the Last Existing Records of Pretty Pierre

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A Romany of the Snows, vol. 5 : Being a Continuation of the Personal Histories of "Pierre and His People" and the Last Existing Records of Pretty Pierre

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66 Seiten
57 Minuten
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Jan 7, 2016
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9781518361265
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Gilbert Parker was a late 19th and early 20th century politician and novelist who wrote prodigiously. The British-Canadian's works are still popular in the 21st century.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Jan 7, 2016
ISBN:
9781518361265
Format:
Buch

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Gilbert Parker (1862–1932), also credited as Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet, was a Canadian novelist and British politician. His initial career was in education, working in various schools as a teacher and lecturer. He then traveled abroad to Australia where he became an editor at the Sydney Morning Herald. He expanded his writing to include long-form works such as romance fiction. Some of his most notable titles include Pierre and his People (1892), The Seats of the Mighty and The Battle of the Strong.


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A ROMANY OF THE SNOWS, VOL. 5 : BEING A CONTINUATION OF THE PERSONAL HISTORIES OF PIERRE AND HIS PEOPLE AND THE LAST EXISTING RECORDS OF PRETTY PIERRE

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Gilbert Parker

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

A ROMANY OF THE SNOWS

THE CRUISE OF THE NINETY-NINE A ROMANY OF THE SNOWS THE PLUNDERER: THE CRUISE OF THE NINETY-NINE

II. THE DEFENCE

ROMANY OF THE SNOWS

II

THE PLUNDERER

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A Romany of the Snows, vol. 5 : Being a Continuation of the Personal Histories of Pierre and His People and the Last Existing Records of Pretty Pierre

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A Romany of the Snows, vol. 5 : Being a Continuation of the Personal Histories of Pierre and His People and the Last Existing Records of Pretty Pierre

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A ROMANY OF THE SNOWS

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By Gilbert Parker

THE CRUISE OF THE NINETY-NINE A ROMANY OF THE SNOWS THE PLUNDERER: THE CRUISE OF THE NINETY-NINE

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SHE WAS ONLY A BIG gulf yawl, which a man and a boy could manage at a pinch, with old-fashioned high bulwarks, but lying clean in the water. She had a tolerable record for speed, and for other things so important that they were now and again considered by the Government at Quebec. She was called the Ninety-Nine. With a sense of humour the cure had called her so, after an interview with her owner and captain, Tarboe the smuggler. When he said to Tarboe at Angel Point that he had come to seek the one sheep that was lost, leaving behind him the other ninety-and-nine within the fold at Isle of Days, Tarboe had replied that it was a mistake—he was the ninety-nine, for he needed no repentance, and immediately offered the cure some old brown brandy of fine flavour. They both had a whimsical turn, and the cure did not ask Tarboe how he came by such perfect liquor. Many high in authority, it was said, had been soothed even to the winking of an eye when they ought to have sent a Nordenfeldt against the Ninety-Nine.

The day after the cure left Angel Point he spoke of Tarboe and his craft as the Ninety-and-Nine; and Tarboe hearing of this—for somehow he heard everything—immediately painted out the old name, and called her the Ninety-Nine, saying that she had been so blessed by the cure. Afterwards the Ninety-Nine had an increasing reputation for exploit and daring. In brief, Tarboe and his craft were smugglers, and to have trusted gossip would have been to say that the boat was as guilty as the man.

Their names were much more notorious than sweet; and yet in Quebec men laughed as they shrugged their shoulders at them; for as many jovial things as evil were told of Tarboe. When it became known that a dignitary of the Church had been given a case of splendid wine, which had come in a roundabout way to him, men waked in the night and laughed, to the annoyance of their wives; for the same dignitary had preached a powerful sermon against smugglers and the receivers of stolen goods. It was a sad thing for monsignor to be called a Ninety-Niner, as were all good friends of Tarboe, high and low. But when he came to know, after the wine had been leisurely drunk and becomingly praised, he

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