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Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery   By: (1828-1905)

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GODFREY MORGAN

A CALIFORNIAN MYSTERY

BY

JULES VERNE

ILLUSTRATED

AUTHOR'S COPYRIGHT EDITION

LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & COMPANY, Limited .

[Illustration: "Going! Going!" page 15 ]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

PAGE In which the reader has the opportunity of buying an Island in the Pacific Ocean 1

CHAPTER II.

How William W. Kolderup, of San Francisco, was at loggerheads with J. R. Taskinar, of Stockton 11

CHAPTER III.

The conversation of Phina Hollaney and Godfrey Morgan, with a piano accompaniment 24

CHAPTER IV.

In which T. Artelett, otherwise Tartlet, is duly introduced to the reader 35

CHAPTER V.

In which they prepare to go, and at the end of which they go for good 43

CHAPTER VI.

In which the reader makes the acquaintance of a new personage 53

CHAPTER VII.

In which it will be seen that William W. Kolderup was probably right in insuring his ship 62

CHAPTER VIII.

Which leads Godfrey to bitter reflections on the mania for travelling 77

CHAPTER IX.

In which it is shown that Crusoes do not have everything as they wish 91

CHAPTER X.

In which Godfrey does what any other shipwrecked man would have done under the circumstances 104

CHAPTER XI.

In which the question of lodging is solved as well as it could be 117

CHAPTER XII.

Which ends with a thunder bolt 129

CHAPTER XIII.

In which Godfrey again sees a slight smoke over another part of the Island 143

CHAPTER XIV.

Wherein Godfrey finds some wreckage, to which he and his companion give a hearty welcome 155

CHAPTER XV.

In which there happens what happens at least once in the life of every Crusoe, real or imaginary 167

CHAPTER XVI.

In which something happens which cannot fail to surprise the reader 179

CHAPTER XVII.

In which Professor Tartlet's gun really does marvels 190

CHAPTER XVIII.

Which treats of the moral and physical education of a simple native of the Pacific 203

CHAPTER XIX.

In which the situation already gravely compromised becomes more and more complicated 216

CHAPTER XX.

In which Tartlet reiterates in every key that he would rather be off 228

CHAPTER XXI.

Which ends with quite a surprising reflection by the negro Carefinotu 242

CHAPTER XXII.

Which concludes by explaining what up to now had appeared inexplicable 260

GODFREY MORGAN.

CHAPTER I.

IN WHICH THE READER HAS THE OPPORTUNITY OF BUYING AN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

"An island to sell, for cash, to the highest bidder!" said Dean Felporg, the auctioneer, standing behind his rostrum in the room where the conditions of the singular sale were being noisily discussed.

"Island for sale! island for sale!" repeated in shrill tones again and again Gingrass, the crier, who was threading his way in and out of the excited crowd closely packed inside the largest saloon in the auction mart at No. 10, Sacramento Street.

The crowd consisted not only of a goodly number of Americans from the States of Utah, Oregon, and California, but also of a few Frenchmen, who form quite a sixth of the population... Continue reading book >>




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