The White Man's Foot
by Grant Allen
Publisher: Richard Clay and Sons 1888
Number of pages: 239
My brother Frank is a most practical boy. I may be prejudiced, but it seems to me somehow there's nothing like close personal contact with active volcanoes to teach a young fellow prudence, coolness, and adaptability to circumstances ...
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