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By Falkner, J. Meade

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Title: Moonfleet  
Author: Falkner, J. Meade
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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The village of Moonfleet lies half a mile from the sea on the right or west bank of the Fleet stream. This rivulet, which is so narrow as it passes the houses that I have known a good jumper clear it without a pole, broadens out into salt marshes below the village, and loses itself at last in a lake of brackish water. The lake is good for nothing except sea-fowl, herons, and oysters, and forms such a place as they call in the Indies a lagoon; being shut off from the open Channel by a monstrous great beach or dike of pebbles, of which I shall speak more hereafter. When I was a child I thought that this place was called Moonfleet, because on a still night, whether in summer, or an winter frosts, the moon shone very brightly on the lagoon; but learned afterwards that 'twas but short for Mohune-fleet, from the Mohunes, a great family who were once lords of all these parts. My name is John Trenchard, and I was fifteen years of age when this story begins. My father and mother had both been dead for years, and I boarded with my aunt, Miss Arnold, who was kind to me in her own fashion, but too strict and precise ever to make me love her.

Table of Contents
· Chapter 1. In Moonfleet Village · Chapter 2. The Floods · Chapter 3. A Discovery · Chapter 4. In The Vault · Chapter 5. The Rescue · Chapter 6. An Assault · Chapter 7. An Auction · Chapter 8. The Landing · Chapter 9. A Judgement · Chapter 10. The Escape · Chapter 11. The Sea-Cave · Chapter 12. A Funeral · Chapter 13. An Interview · Chapter 14. The Well-House · Chapter 15. The Well · Chapter 16. The Jewel · Chapter 17. At Ymeguen · Chapter 18. In The Bay · Chapter 19. On The Beach


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