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St. Nicholas (serial) (1873) (14777391865)


St. Nicholas (serial) (1873) (14777391865)



Identifier: stnicholasserial372dodg (find matches)
Title: St. Nicholas (serial)
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: (New York : Scribner & Co.)
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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habit of concealing and guardingit graven itself into his nature that even now hewas reluctant to disclose it. Not here, mybrother, he said, appealing to Ted. Alone wethree will look upon it, if so please the kaid. Kaid McKenzie smiled, but the lads tena-cious, cautious reply rather appealed to his cannyScottish nature; and he led the way into an innerapartment, where Achmed, after a quick glanceof scrutiny around the bare walls, slowly drew offthe parchment girdle and laid it in McKenzieshand. Of course the strip of parchment showed nowriting whatever as yet. Some chemical agentwas needed to bring out the hidden script. Now it was the kaids turn. I will do mypart, he said, since you two have done yours. IpIO.) THE YOUNCx WIZARD OF MOROCCO 102 5 When Seymour and I were together, as chums, inthe old days, we played a little at cipher-writingand invisible ink and all that. In fact, we onceagreed on a certain kind of fluid which we wereto use if, in later life, we had occasion to corre-
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AS ACHMED PASSED UNDER AN ARCHWAY, A HUMAN FIGURE DROPPED LIKEAN AGILE CAT UPON HIS SHOULDERS. (SEE PAGE 1022.) spond in great secrecy. If you two will remainhere a few minutes, I will return with the neededarousing solution. In twenty minutes he came back, bearing aewer, or basin, of silver, which contained aVol. XXXVII.-129. slightly turbid fluid that looked as if made bypounding some plant and then soaking the massin water. It is simply the root of the oleander,explained the kaid, in a brisk tone, a plant whichis found in all parts of the warmer temperatezones and of the cooler tor-rid zone. For our purpose— Seymours and mine—itwas needful, as you willreadily see, to choose someplant which was widely dis-tributed over the earth andwas also easily accessible.Now I take the girdle,please, he continued, andpass it slowly, thus, throughthis turbid fluid. Slowly,slow —ly, slow —ly —thus !You can see the writingbeginning to start out.There ! It is plainer. Now1 must read it whi





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