Down the River; Or, Buck Bradford and His Tyrants

Author: Optic, Oliver

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 2
  • Illustrated? Yes
  • Length: D
  • Flesch: 80.52
  • Kincaid: 5.44
  • Fog Level: 8.07
  • Core 1 and 2: 83.49

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"Here, Buck Bradford, black my boots, and be quick about it." That was what Ham Fishley said to me. "Black them yourself!" That was what I said to Ham Fishley. Neither of us was gentlemanly, nor even civil. I shall not apologize for myself, and certainly not for Ham, though he inherited his mean, tyrannical disposition from both his father and his mother. If he had civilly asked me to black his boots, I would have done it. If he had just told me that he was going to a party, that he was a little late, and asked me