The book A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's And Other Stories was written by author Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 Here you can read free online of A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's And Other Stories book, rate and share your impressions in comments. If you don't know what to write, just answer the question: Why is A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's And Other Stories a good or bad book?
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He did not, however, notice it; nor did her absence interfere with his now healthy appetite;he finished his meal, and only when he rose to take his hat from thepeg above him did he glance around the room. Their eyes met again. Ashe passed out, although it was dark, he put on his hat a little moresmartly. The air was clear and cold, but the outlines of the landscape hadvanished. His companions, with the instinct of tired animals, werealready making their way in knots of two or three, or in silen...t file, across the intervening space between the building and their dormitory. A few had already lit their pipes and were walking leisurely, but themajority were hurrying from the chill sea-breeze to the warmth andcomfort of the long, well-lit room, lined with blanketed berths, and setwith plain wooden chairs and tables. The young man lingered for a momenton the wooden platform outside the dining-shed, --partly to evade thisonly social gathering of his fellows as they retired for the night, andpartly attracted by a strange fascination to the faint distant glow, beyond the point of land, which indicated the lights of San Francisco.