My Brave And Gallant Gentleman; A Romance Of British Columbia by Robert WatsonMy Brave And Gallant Gentleman; A Romance Of British Columbia by Robert Watson

My Brave And Gallant Gentleman; A Romance Of British Columbia

byRobert Watson

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1918 Excerpt: ... Late one afternoon, when I was sitting out on the rocks, near the oil barns at the end of the wharf, enjoying the cooling breezes after the trying heat of that midsummer's day, I saw Miss Grant come down the path with her fishing lines in her hand and her sweater-coat over her arm. She went to her boat and started to pull it toward the water. I scrambled over and down the rocks, to lend a hand. "Any room forme, Miss Grant?" I asked boldly. "Why, yes!" she smiled eagerly, "if only you would come. You promised once, you know, but, somehow, that promise is still unfulfilled." I handed her into the boat, pushed off and leaped in beside her. She took the oars and, with the swift easy strokes, full of power and artistic grace, which I had noticed the first time I saw her on the water, she pulled out to the west of Rita's Isle. Her hair was hanging negligently, in loose, wavy curls, over her shoulders. Her dimpled arms and her neck were bared to the sunshine. Her mouth was parted slightly and her teeth shone ivory-like, as she plied her oars. "Let me take a turn now," I asked, "and run out your line." She did so, and I took her slowly round the Island without her feeling so much as a tiny nibble. "How stupid!" I exclaimed. "What's the good of me coming out here, if I do not try to discover the cause of your continual non-success as a fisher? Pull in your line and let me have a look at the spoon." I examined the sinker and found it of the proper weight and properly adjusted, fixed at the correct length from the bait. Next, I took the spoon in my hand It was a small nickel spinner,--the right thing for catching sea-trout round Rita's Isle. I was puzzled for a little, until I laid the spoon and the hook flat on the palm of my hand, then I knew where the trouble was. ...
Title:My Brave And Gallant Gentleman; A Romance Of British ColumbiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217259294

ISBN - 13:9780217259293