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Lads of Kingston

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    James Capes Story (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... UNITED SERVICE. NANCY would fain have induced her brother to give up the sea. But the business of life must be done: and this business, involving so much privation and peril, was Robbie's choice. He would not have been happy had he remained ashore. He must be among those brave and hardy men to whom this country is indebted for so much of its renown, who 'do business in great waters,' and who ' see the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep.' But before Robbie departed upon his next voyage, Sim took an opportunity of informing him that Mr. Fairley had very cordially consented to his engagement to Nancy, so that now they might regard one another as brothers indeed. And then Sim said--'Do you remember, Robbie, that night, so many years ago, when my father bought the prize you won at the regatta, and when you told me of what you suffered because your father came to The Tiger?' 'Yes, Sim, I remember, but why speak about that now?' 'Because I wish to tell you that I did not believe at the time that it was true, but that I found it all out afterwards. I became painfully convinced that my father's trade was a blight and a curse. And although I was helpless to interfere so long as my father lived, I was glad afterwards to be able to persuade my mother to close the house as a place for the sale of drink. I also resolved that my life should be given to the endeavour to fight and overthrow this great tyrant. In your sister I shall have a hearty supporter: and, Robbie, as you and I have both suffered extremely from this same evil thing, let us resolve to fight it together. We have fine opportunities: you on the sea, and I on the shore: we shall both be able to do much to avenge in a righteous way the wrongs we have endured.' And Robbie, who by this time had not faile...
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