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The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine   By: (1834-1902)

The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine by Frank Richard Stockton

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THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE

[Illustration: "THESE TWO WORTHY DAMES SPENT THE GREATER PART OF THEIR TIME ON DECK."]

THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE

BY

FRANK R. STOCKTON

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE

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NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO. 1903

COPYRIGHT, 1886, 1892, 1898. BY THE CENTURY CO.

THE DEVINNE PRESS.

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PART I PAGE

THESE TWO WORTHY DAMES SPENT THE GREATER PART OF THEIR TIME ON DECK Frontispiece

DO YOU SEE THAT BOAT THERE? 6

MRS. ALESHINE PROVED TO BE A MORE DIFFICULT SUBJECT 11

WE WILL PULL AFTER THEM 15

STAND UP STRAIGHT, AND DON'T TALK SO MUCH 23

VIGOROUSLY WINKING AND BLOWING 25

THEY GOT ON REMARKABLY WELL 27

THERE'S NOTHIN' LIKE SAUSAGES FOR SHIPWRECK 31

PART II

MRS. LECKS WALKED BOLDLY UP TO THE FRONT DOOR AND PLIED THE KNOCKER 45

I CLIMBED UP ONE OF THE COLUMNS 48

I GUESS YOU'LL BE COMFORTABLE, MR. CRAIG 52

THAT YELLER FROCK 55

MRS. ALESHINE HAD BEEN HARD AT WORK ALL THE MORNING 61

"THERE'S ANOTHER THING," SAID SHE, "THAT I'VE BEEN THINKIN' ABOUT" 67

MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE STANDING ON THE END OF THE LITTLE WHARF 72

PART III

MR. ENDERTON WAS A PERSON OF ANOTHER SORT 83

I DID ALL THAT I COULD TO MAKE MISS RUTH'S TIME PASS AGREEABLY 87

THEY WERE EVIDENTLY WAITING FOR ME 91

SMOKING THEIR PIPES IN PEACE 99

IT WAS PERFECTLY SAFE 102

I KNOWED IT WAS ALL RIGHT 105

THEY ASSISTED RUTH TO ARRAY HERSELF 111

PART IV

THE ASCENT OF THE MOUNTAIN WAS SLOW AND TEDIOUS 121

"WHAT HAS HAPPENED?" I EXCLAIMED 123

MRS. LECKS WAS SITTING ON A STONE 129

I SOON HAD A CRACKLING FIRE 135

COULD YOU LEND ME A SMALL IRON POT? 141

WE WERE ABOUT TO SEND HIM A BASKET 150, 151

PART V

WE BEGAN TO SLIDE DOWNWARD 163

OH, WHICH IS EMILY, AND WHICH IS LUCILLE? 167

WE DREW UP ABOUT THE FIRE 174

REVEALING THE FAMILIAR FAT LITTLE GINGER JAR 186

RUTH AND MISS LUCILLE STRUCK UP A WARM ACQUAINTANCE 191

PART VI

THE IMPIDENCE OF HIM! 204

ELIZABETH GROOTENHEIMER 215

"YOU MAN!" SHRIEKED MRS. LECKS 218

HE RESPECTFULLY TOUCHED IT WITH HIS LIPS 227

THE GREATEST WORK OF DECORATION WAS RESERVED BY THE RED BEARDED COXSWAIN FOR HIMSELF 231

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THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE

THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE

PART I

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I was on my way from San Francisco to Yokohama, when in a very desultory and gradual manner I became acquainted with Mrs... Continue reading book >>




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