The Merry Men: And Other Tales and Fables; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Merry Men: And Other Tales and Fables; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The Merry Men: And Other Tales and Fables; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Merry Men: And Other Tales and Fables; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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It was a beautiful morning in the late July when I set forth on foot for the last time for Aros. a boat had put me ashore the night before at Grisapol ; I had such breakfast as the little inn afforded, and, leaving all my baggage till I had an occasion to come round for it by sea, struck right across the promontory with a cheerful heart.

I was far from being a native of these parts, springing, as I did, from an unmixed lowland stock. But an uncle of mine, Gordon Darnaway, after a poor, rough youth, and some years at sea, had married a young wife in the islands ; Mary Maclean she was called, the last of her family ; and when she died in giving birth to a daughter, Aros, the sea-girt farm, had remained in his possession. It brought him in nothing but the means of life, as I was well aware ; but he was a man whom ill-fortune had pursued ; he feared, cumbered as he was with the young child, to make a fresh adventure upon . . .

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