Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell FordWilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford

Wilt Thou Torchy

bySewell Ford

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... and he wishes time to investigate. Still, it seems to me that my story ought to speak for itself." "That's the line," says I. "Stick to that. But I wouldn't chatter about it to strangers." Rupert smiles indulgent. "Thank you," says he. "You need not fear. I have kept my secret for three years--and I still hold it." He's a dramatic cuss, Rupert. I leaves him posin' in front of the mirror on the bathroom door, gazin' sort of romantic at himself. "Not a common, everyday nut," as I explains to Vee that night, when I goes up for my reg'lar Wednesday evenin' call, "but a nut, all the same. Sort of a parlor pirate, too." "And you think there isn't any buried treasure, after all?" asks Vee. "Don't it sound simple?" I demands. "I'm not so sure," says Vee, shakin' her head. "There Were pirates on the Florida coast, you know. I've read about them. And--and just fancy, Torchy! If his story were really true!" "What was the name of that island, again?" puts in Auntie. Honest, I hadn't thought she was takin' notice at all when I was givin' Vee a full account of my afternoon session with Eupert. She never does chime in much with our talk. And I judged she was too busy with her sweater-knittin' to hear a word. But here she is, askin' details. "Why," says I, "Captain Killam calls it Nunca Secos Key." "What an odd name!" says Auntie. "And you left him at some hotel, did you? The--er--" "Tillington," says I. "Oh, yes," says Auntie, and resumes her knittin' placid. Course, there I was, gassin' away merry about what Old Hickory wanted kept a dead secret. But I usually do tell things to Vee. She ain't one of the leaky kind. And Auntie don't go out much. Besides, who'd think of an old girl like that ever bein' interested in such wild back-number stuff? How...
Title:Wilt Thou TorchyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217657605

ISBN - 13:9780217657600

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