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THE MANXMA

A NOVEL

BY HALL CAINE

Author of The Christian

THE PEOPLE'S LIBRARY

Issued Monthly

By THE AMERICAN NEWS COMPANY

NEW YORK

THE AMERICAN NEWS COMPAN

PUBLISHERS' AGENTS

39-41 CHAMBERS STREET

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THE MANXMAN.

PART I.

BOYS TOGETHER.

I.

OLD DEEMSTER CHRISTIAN of Ballawhaine was -hard on the outside, at all events. They calle Christian, and people said, "Don't turn that iron h you." Yet his character was stamped with noble as strength. He was not a man of icy nature, but gather icicles about him. There was fire enough at which he warmed his old heart when alone, b the air to be congealed about his face. He was closed soul. One had to wrench open the da where he kept his feelings; but the man who ha had uncovered his nakedness, and he cut him o That was how it happened with his son, the father

He had two sons; the elder was an impetuou fiery spirit, one of the masterful souls who want of the curb if they are not to hurry headlong into Old Deemster Christian had called this boy Thor after the serene saint who had once been Bishop o was intended, however, for the law, not for the C office of Deemster never has been and never can be yet the Christians of Ballawhaine had been Deemst six generations, and old Iron Christian expected Wilson Christian would succeed him. But there uncertainty about the succession to make merit of than precedent in the selection, and so the old man up his son to the English bar, and afterwards ca

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