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A Man's Man by Ian Hay

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A MAN'S MAN

by

IAN HAY

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=By Ian Hay=

A SAFETY MATCH. With frontispiece. A MAN'S MAN. With frontispiece. THE RIGHT STUFF. With frontispiece.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON AND NEW YORK

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A MAN'S MAN

[Illustration: "O, HUGHIE, DID YOU?" (p. 376)]

A MAN'S MAN

by

IAN HAY

Author of "The Right Stuff"

With Frontispiece by James Montgomery Flagg

[Illustration]

Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company The Riverside Press Cambridge

Copyright, 1909, by William Blackwood and Sons Copyright, 1910, by Houghton Mifflin Company

All Rights Reserved

Published September 1910

TO T. B.

_Partner_ (_after several collisions_). I should think you were more at home in a boat than a ballroom, Mr. Rudderford!

_Little Bobbie Rudderford_ (_the famous Oxbridge coxswain_). Yes; and by Jove, I'd sooner steer eight men than one woman, any day!--_Punch._

CONTENTS

BOOK ONE

DEALS WITH A STUFF THAT WILL NOT ENDURE

I. NAVAL MANOEUVRES 3

II. INTRODUCES THE HEROINE OF THIS NARRATIVE 22

III. JIMMY MARRABLE 28

IV. AN UNDERSTUDY 49

V. THE JOY OF BATTLE 61

BOOK TWO

_FORTITER IN RE_

VI. KNIGHT-ERRANTRY _A LA MODE_ 81


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