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“Why do you come, then,” she burst out, “talking

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"Not I," was the reply; "I ain't given to reading in any shape; my shipmates have read that 'ere book oftener than I have."

“Why do you come, then,” she burst out, “talking

"Did you carry it with you in all your voyages?"

“Why do you come, then,” she burst out, “talking

"No; I left it ashore half the time."

“Why do you come, then,” she burst out, “talking

"How long have you had it in your possession?"

"Indeed! that is singular; I should have said, Mr. Clapp," exclaimed Harry, suddenly facing the lawyer, "that only four years since, I read this very volume of the Spectator at Greatwood!"

If Hazlehurst expected Mr. Clapp to betray confusion, he was disappointed.

"You may have read some other volume," was the cool reply; although Harry thought, or fancied, that he traced a muscular movement about the speaker's eyelids, as he uttered the words: "That volume has been in the possession of Mr. Stanley since he first went to sea."

"Is there no other copy of the Spectator at your country-place, Mrs. Stanley?" asked Mr. Reed.

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