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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. 13   By: (1850-1894)

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Fixed typographical error: In page 427 "that he returned somehow to San Francisco and died in the hosiptal." was changed to "that he returned somehow to San Francisco and died in the HOSPITAL."

Text following a carat character (^) was superscript in the original (example: a^2).

THE WORKS OF

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

SWANSTON EDITION VOLUME XIII

Of this SWANSTON EDITION in Twenty five Volumes of the Works of ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Two Thousand and Sixty Copies have been printed, of which only Two Thousand Copies are for sale.

This is No. ...........

[Illustration: THE BACK VERANDAH AT VAILIMA]

THE WORKS OF

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

VOLUME THIRTEEN

LONDON: PUBLISHED BY CHATTO AND WINDUS: IN ASSOCIATION WITH CASSELL AND COMPANY LIMITED: WILLIAM HEINEMANN: AND LONGMANS GREEN AND COMPANY MDCCCCXII

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

THE WRECKER

PROLOGUE

PAGE IN THE MARQUESAS 5

THE YARN

CHAPTER I. A SOUND COMMERCIAL EDUCATION 19

II. ROUSSILLON WINE 32

III. TO INTRODUCE MR. PINKERTON 43

IV. IN WHICH I EXPERIENCE EXTREMES OF FORTUNE 58

V. IN WHICH I AM DOWN ON MY LUCK IN PARIS 71

VI. IN WHICH I GO WEST 86

VII. IRONS IN THE FIRE: Opes Strepitumque 102

VIII. FACES ON THE CITY FRONT 126

IX. THE WRECK OF THE FLYING SCUD 139

X. IN WHICH THE CREW VANISH 154

XI. IN WHICH JIM AND I TAKE DIFFERENT WAYS 179

XII. THE NORAH CREINA 194

XIII. THE ISLAND AND THE WRECK 210

XIV. THE CABIN OF THE FLYING SCUD 222

XV. THE CARGO OF THE FLYING SCUD 237

XVI. IN WHICH I TURN SMUGGLER, AND THE CAPTAIN CASUIST 251

XVII. LIGHT FROM THE MAN OF WAR 264

XVIII. CROSS QUESTIONS AND CROOKED ANSWERS 278

XIX. TRAVELS WITH A SHYSTER 294

XX. STALLBRIDGE LE CARTHEW 317

XXI. FACE TO FACE 330

XXII. THE REMITTANCE MAN 338

XXIII. THE BUDGET OF THE CURRENCY LASS 363

XXIV. A HARD BARGAIN 388

XXV. A BAD BARGAIN 402

EPILOGUE

TO WILL H. LOW 427

THE WRECKER

WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH

LLOYD OSBOURNE

PROLOGUE

THE WRECKER

PROLOGUE

IN THE MARQUESAS

It was about three o'clock of a winter's afternoon in Tai o hae, the French capital and port of entry of the Marquesas Islands. The Trades blew strong and squally; the surf roared loud on the shingle beach; and the fifty ton schooner of war, that carries the flag and influence of France about the islands of the cannibal group, rolled at her moorings under Prison Hill. The clouds hung low and black on the surrounding amphitheatre of mountains; rain had fallen earlier in the day, real tropic rain, a waterspout for violence; and the green and gloomy brow of the mountain was still seamed with many silver threads of torrent.

In these hot and healthy islands winter is but a name. The rain had not refreshed, nor could the wind invigorate, the dwellers of Tai o hae: away at one end, indeed, the commandant was directing some changes in the residency garden beyond Prison Hill; and the gardeners, being all convicts, had no choice but to continue to obey... Continue reading book >>


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