The Casting Away Of Mrs. Lecks And Mrs. Aleshine

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byFrank Richard Stockton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II DOPTING Mrs. Leeks's suggestion, I "dueked" my head under the bar, and passed to the other side of it. Mrs. Leeks, with but little trouble, followed my example; but Mrs. Aleshine, who, by reason of her stoutness, floated so much higher out of the water than her friend and I, fcmnd it impossible to get herself under the bar. In whatever manner she made the attempt, her head or her shoulders were sure to bump and arrest her progress. "Now, Barb'ry Aleshine," said Mrs. Leeks, who had been watching her, "if you ever want to get out of this salt water, you 've got to make up your mind to take some of it into your mouth and into your eyes, that is, if you don't keep 'em shut. Get yourself as 39 close to that bar as you can, and I 'll come and put you under." So saying, Mrs. Leeks returned to the other side of the bar, and having made Mrs. Aleshine bow down her head and close her eyes and mouth, she placed both hands upon her companion's broad shoulders, and threw as imich weight as possible upon them. Mrs. Aleshine almost disappeared beneath the water, but she came up sputtering and blinking on the other side of the bar, where she was quiekly joined by Mrs. Leeks. "Merciful me!" exclaimed Mrs. Aleshine, wiping her wet face with her still wetter sleeve, "I never supposed the heathens would be up to such trieks as makin' us do that!" I had waited to give any assistance that might be required, and, while doing so, had discovered another bar under the water, which proved that entrance at almost any stage of the tide had been guarded against. Warning my companions not to strike their feet against this submerged bar, we paddled and pushed ourselves around the turn in the roeky passage, and emerged into the open lagoon. This smooth stretch of water, which se...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II DOPTING Mrs. Leeks's suggestion, I "dueked" my head under the bar, and passed to the other side of it. Mrs. Leeks, w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217623980

ISBN - 13:9780217623988

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