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A Master Of Fortune

Auhtor: Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

Language: english
Published: 1898

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure
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Review by Chandler, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Master Of Fortune':

The pay is small enough said Captain Kettle staring at the blue paper. Its a bit hard for a man of my age and experience to come down to a job like piloting on eight pound a month and my grub.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Master Of Fortune':


... swimming frenziedly, as a dog swims, and by a swirl of the current (before anybody quite knew what was happening) was swept down against the doctor's ...
... of a man, and Kettle sat up and looked at him with a serious face. Look here, he said, you should go home, or at any rate run North for a ...
... amongst a squalid collection of grass and wattle huts which formed the village. Dogs announced the arrival to the natives, and from out of the houses ...
... small: if you climb up, and do the large, and perch on your blessed rank, we shall probably see this day out, but we certainly sha'n't see another ...
... I'll never forget this of you. And so Captain Owen Kettle finally severed his connection with the Congo Free State service, and set off at once ...
... people, or I, being in their steamboat service, would have been told of it and the entrance is so well masked at its Congo end by islands, that no one ...
... so set her down as sailing originally from Marseilles or Hamburg, and anyway decided that she was not one of the Liverpool boats which carry all the West ...
... just put your steamboat on the ground where he thinks she can't get off, and there's a different tune to play. He's got a notion that the ship's his, ...
... went doggedly on. I see your way of looking at it: the whole crowd of stock operators are a gang of thieves that no decent man would care to touch? That's ...
... Himself he saw a surf-boat lowered into the water and manned by black Krooboy paddlers himself he saw his two employers down on the thwarts, ...
... to come, you needn't, said Kettle. But I'm going to have the stonemason and the Dago, and those two coal-heavers. Perhaps you'd better go back. It ...
... snugged her down to single topsails, himself laying out on the foot-ropes with the Portuguese, as no others of his crew could manage to scramble aloft ...
... then, said Wenlock curtly. Kettle gave the word to the white-robed pilot, and together they set off down the narrow winding streets, with an ever-increasing train ...
... a thing that pays with Orientals. Stolid indifference, on the other hand, may earn easy admiration. But at last the man took his courage in a firmer grip, ...
... which the smoke principally came. But that did little enough good. The wall was all chinks, and the bitter reek came in unchecked. He felt that the hacking ...
... live prosperously (from an Italian standpoint) ever afterward. Kettle felt an unimaginative man's complacency in ferreting out such a dramatic scheme, ...
... My set-I mean, I couldn't bear to be laughed at. But you seem to be a fellow that's been in much the same sort of box yourself. I don't know quite ...
... account than passengers-even when they dine at half-past six, instead of at midday-a mate has to perform manual labors rather harder than that accomplished ...
... backs up against a wall, had fought the fire with diligence but when the nearness of a potential rescuer was reported, they discovered for themselves ...
... emotion. They plotted mischief amongst themselves, stole when the opportunity came to them, were unspeakably foul in their habits, and, when they ...