The Novels and Stories of Frank R. Stockton: The casting away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine. The vizier of the two-horned Alexander

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C. Scribner's sons, 1900

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Page 31 - on emerging from their little circle of rural experiences, accepted with equanimity, and almost as a matter of course, the rough times which come to people in the great outside world. "I do not believe," I said, in answer to Mrs. Leeks, "that it is the island to which the captain would have taken us,
Page 28 - and gettin' it out, too, for that matter." Floating thus, with our hands and shoulders above the water, we made a very good meal from the sausages and soft biscuit. "Barb'ry Aleshine," said Mrs. Leeks, as her friend proceeded to cut the second sausage, "don't you lay that knife down, when you've done with it, as
Page 6 - disappeared into the fog, and we never saw or heard of her again. The general opinion was that she was injured very much more than we were, and that she probably sank not very long after the accident, for when the fog cleared away, about an hour afterwards, nothing could be seen of her lights. As
Page 27 - and after the open blade had been waved in the air to dry it a little, Mrs. Leeks proceeded to divide one of the sausages, handing the other to me to hold meanwhile. "Now don't go eatin' sausages without bread, if you don't want 'em to give you dyspepsy," said Mrs. Aleshine, who was tugging at
Page 25 - was the nearest we could come to it. You see, I thought as like as not we'd have some sort of an upset before we got through." "It's a great comfort," remarked Mrs. Aleshine, "and I'm very glad you thought of it, Mrs. Leeks. After this I shall make it a rule
Page 8 - having already departed. But as I acknowledged no reason why any one should be regarded with more favor than myself and the two women who were waiting for me. I slipped quietly aft, and joined Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. Aleshine. ""We must get in as soon as we
Page 33 - These bars were put here," I exclaimed, "to keep out boats, whether at high or low water. You see, they can only be thrown out of the way by taking off the padloeks." "They won't keep us out," said Mrs. Leeks, "for we can duek under. I suppose whoever put 'em here didn't
Page 7 - boat. The other ones will be just as paeked, I expect. I don't see why we shouldn't take this empty boat, now we've got a chance, instead of squeezin' ourselves into those crowded ones. If any of the other people come afterwards, why, we shall have our choice of seats, and that's considerable of
Page 3 - first day of the voyage, to two middle-aged women who appeared to me very unlike the ordinary traveller or tourist. At first sight they might have been taken for farmers' wives who, for some unusual reason, had determined to make a voyage across the Pacific, but
Page 28 - was an oar, for if you do it'll sink, as like as not, about six miles. I've read that the ocean is as deep as that in some places." "Goodness gracious me !" exclaimed Mrs. Aleshine, "I hope we ain't over one of them deep spots." "There's no knowin'," said Mrs. Leeks, "but if it's more comfortin

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