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Beatrice Boville and Other Stories   By: (1839-1908)

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: Punctuation has been normalized. All other printer's errors have been retained.

BEATRICE BOVILLE AND OTHER STORIES.

BY

"OUIDA."

AUTHOR OF "STRATHMORE," "GRANVILLE DE VIGNE," "CHANDOS," "IDALIA," "RANDOLPH GORDON," ETC., ETC.

Third Series.

PHILADELPHIA: J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. 1905

CONTENTS.

BEATRICE BOVILLE.

I. OF EARLSCOURT'S FIANCEE. 9 II. THE FIRST SHADOW. 13 III. HOW PRIDE SOWED AND REAPED. 23 IV. WHERE I SAW BEATRICE BOVILLE AGAIN. 33 V. HOW IN PERFECT INNOCENCE I PLAYED THE PART OF A RIVAL. 44 VI. HOW PRIDE BOWED AND FELL. 51

A LINE IN THE "DAILY."

WHO DID IT, AND WHO WAS DONE BY IT. 65

HOLLY WREATHS AND ROSE CHAINS.

I. THE COLONEL OF THE "WHITE FAVORS" AND CECIL ST. AUBYN. 109 II. THE CANADIAN'S COLD BATH WARMS UP THE COLONEL. 119 III. SHOWING THAT LOVE MAKING ON HOLY GROUND DOESN'T PROSPER. 132 IV. THE COLONEL KILLS HIS FOX, BUT LOSES HIS HEAD AFTER OTHER GAME. 146

SILVER CHIMES AND GOLDEN FETTERS.

I. WALDEMAR FALKENSTEIN AND VALÉRIE L'ESTRANGE. 161 II. FALKENSTEIN BREAKS LANCES WITH "LONGS YEUX BLEUS." 174 III. "SCARLET AND WHITE" MAKES A HIT, AND FALKENSTEIN FEELS THE WEIGHT OF THE GOLDEN FETTERS. 188 IV. THE GOLDEN FETTERS ARE SHAKEN OFF AND OTHERS ARE PUT ON. 202 V. THE SILVER CHIMES RING IN A HAPPY NEW YEAR. 215

SLANDER AND SILLERY.

I. THE LION OF THE CHAUSSÉE D'ANTIN. 225 II. NINA GORDON. 233 III. LE LION AMOUREUX. 242 IV. MISCHIEF. 252 V. MORE MISCHIEF, AND AN END. 263

SIR GALAHAD'S RAID.

AN ADVENTURE ON THE SWEET WATERS. 285

"REDEEMED."

AN EPISODE WITH THE CONFEDERATE HORSE. 307

OUR WAGER; OR, HOW THE MAJOR LOST AND WON.

I. INTRODUCES MAJOR TELFER OF THE 50TH DASHAWAY HUSSARS. 333 II. VIOLET TRESSILLIAN. 339 III. FROM WHICH IT WOULD APPEAR, THAT IT IS SOMETIMES WELL TO BEGIN WITH A LITTLE AVERSION. 346 IV. IN WHICH THE MAJOR PROVOKES A QUARREL IN BEHALF OF THE FAIR TRESSILLIAN. 353 V. THE DUEL, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. 367

OUR COUNTRY QUARTERS. 379

BEATRICE BOVILLE.

I

OF EARLSCOURT'S FIANCEE.

"To compass her with sweet observances, To dress her beautifully and keep her true."

That, according to Mr. Tennyson's lately published opinion, is the devoir of that deeply to be pitied individual, l'homme marié. Possibly in the times of which the Idyls treat, Launcelot and Gunevere might have been the sole, exceptional mauvais sujets in the land, and woad, being the chief ingredient in the toilet dress, mightn't come quite so expensive. But nowadays "sweet observances," rendered, I presume, by gifts from Hunt and Roskell's and boxes in the grand tier, tell on a cheque book so severely; "keeping her true" is such an exceedingly problematical performance, to judge by Sir C... Continue reading book >>




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