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John Darker: A Novel (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from John Darker: A NovelThere were only two other children of my age on board the Conqueror - Flora, the captain's daughter, and Polly, the orphan of an unlucky digger, buried at Ballarat. Like Polly, I was a steerage pas senger. Unlike Polly, I was allowed to play with Flora on the quarter-deck, and sometimes bidden to feast with her on saloon fare.It's your curls, Rosey,' said Polly one evening when I had told her a mouth-watering tale; it's all along 0' .It's your curls, Rosey,' said Polly one evening when I had told her a mouth-watering tale; it's all along 0' your curls. If mother could only paper my 'air stiff enough, I'd get fresh meat in first cabin same as you.' But the steerage theory of preferment was not accepted on the quarter-deck, where 1 advanced it next day.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more