Questions tagged [the-wrecker]

Questions about the 1892 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osborne. Use in conjunction with both author tags.

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"And there was yet a greater difficulty. I had read somewhere an aphorism that everything may be false to itself save human nature."

(From The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, Chapter II, passage 36, published 1892) The house, by daylight, had proved to be six stories high, the same as ever. I could find, with ...
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"But there is one more (question) that I daresay you are burning to put to myself; and that is, what your own name is doing in this place"

(From The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, Epilogue, passage 425/427, published 1892) (Passage 425) But there is one more (question; added by me) that I daresay you are burning ...
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Meaning of "Am I clear? Have I a certificate, or what have I to do to get one? And when will it be dated? You can't think what hangs by it!"

(From The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, Chapter XVIII, published 1892) Passage 286 “Even so, Jim. My questions,” I repeated. “I put questions as well as yourself; and however ...
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Meaning of "My owners'll have to rank with the rest on their charter-party"?

(From The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, Chapter XVI, published 1892) Passage 256 “All the same,” continued Nares, “you went into the opium-smuggling with your head down; and a ...
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