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The Birthright   By: (1860-1937)

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THE BIRTHRIGHT

BY

JOSEPH HOCKING

AUTHOR OF "ALL MEN ARE LIARS"

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 1897

COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY JOSEPH HOCKING

BURR PRINTING HOUSE, NEW YORK.

[Illustration: "I MADE A LEAP AT SAM LIDDICOAT."]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I PAGE TELLS HOW THE PENNINGTONS LOST PENNINGTON 1

CHAPTER II

TELLS HOW I, JASPER PENNINGTON, TRIED TO GET MY OWN 15

CHAPTER III

HOW I WAS ROBBED OF ELMWATER BARTON; HOW I FLOGGED THE TRESIDDERS, AND WAS PILLORIED BECAUSE OF IT 28

CHAPTER IV

I ESCAPE FROM THE WHIPPING POST, AND FIND MY WAY TO GRANFER FRADDAM'S CAVE 44

CHAPTER V

I SEE NAOMI PENRYN ON ROCK CALLED THE SPANISH CAVALIER, AND RESCUE HER WE ESCAPE FROM THE TRESIDDERS 59

CHAPTER VI

I DISCOVER ANOTHER CAVE, AND HEAR A CONVERSATION BETWEEN RICHARD TRESIDDER AND HIS SON 74

CHAPTER VII

I HEAR RICHARD TRESIDDER TELL NAOMI PENRYN'S HISTORY, AND AM IN DANGER OF BEING KILLED BY SMUGGLERS 87

CHAPTER VIII

I GO TO KYNANCE COVE WITH CAP'N JACK TRUSCOTT'S GANG, AND MEET HIS DAUGHTER TAMSIN 100

CHAPTER IX

WHAT HAPPENED AT CAP'N JACK'S HOUSE TAMSIN'S CONFESSION, AND THE SMUGGLERS' PLANS 114

CHAPTER X

WHAT BECAME OF THE WRECKERS' LIGHT HOW I ESCAPED AND ENTERED PENNINGTON 127

CHAPTER XI

I SEE NAOMI PENRYN, AND AM GREATLY ENCOURAGED, BUT SOON AFTER AM TAKEN PRISONER 141

CHAPTER XII

HOW MY LOVE SAVED ME WHEN FREE I GO TO SEA, AND MONTHS LATER COME BACK TO BETSEY'S COTTAGE AND HEAR BAD NEWS 155

CHAPTER XIII

BETSEY FRADDAM AND CAP'N JACK MEET I GO TO FALMOUTH AND MEET NAOMI AFTERWARD I SEE MR. JOHN WESLEY 170

CHAPTER XIV

I AM TAKEN PRISONER, AND AFTERWARD EXPERIENCE MANY STRANGE THINGS I AT LENGTH FIND MYSELF IN A DUNGEON 185

CHAPTER XV

MY EXPERIENCE IN MY PRISON I AM TOLD TERRIBLE NEWS ABOUT NAOMI 200

CHAPTER XVI

I HEAR A STRANGE NOISE IN MY PRISON THE SECRET PASSAGE WHICH I FOUND A WILD STRUGGLE, AND A HAIRBREADTH ESCAPE 214

CHAPTER XVII

TELLS OF THE MANNER OF MY ESCAPE, OF THE STRANGE MAN I MET, AND OF ELI'S STORY OF A BURIED TREASURE 228

CHAPTER XVIII

HOW I LEFT BEDRUTHEN STEPS AND, AFTER MEETING TAMSIN TRUSCOTT, SOUGHT FOR NAOMI 241

CHAPTER XIX

TELLS HOW I CLIMBED THE WALL OF THE MANOR HOUSE GARDEN, AND WHAT I SAW 254

CHAPTER XX

HOW I FELLED A HORSE WITH MY FIST, AND CARRIED NAOMI SOUTHWARD 269

CHAPTER XXI

HOW I TOOK NAOMI TO MULLION PORTH AND THEN STARTED WITH ELI TO FIND THE TREASURE 282

CHAPTER XXII

HOW I FOUND THE SECRET OF THE TREASURE, AND WENT TO THE SCILLY ISLES 295

CHAPTER XXIII

HOW WE FOUND THE IRON BOX ON ANNETTE ISLAND, AND THE TERRIBLE ENDING TO OUR ADVENTURE 309

CHAPTER XXIV

TELLS OF THE STRANGE REVELATION MADE BY THE MADMAN OF BEDRUTHEN STEPS, AND OF TAMSIN TRUSCOTT'S TREACHERY 323

CHAPTER XXV

HOW WE WENT TO PENNINGTON, AND HOW THE TRESIDDERS WON THE VICTORY 337

CHAPTER XXVI

TELLS OF MY FORTUNES IN WINNING BACK MY BIRTHRIGHT, AND FINISHES THE TALE 351

THE BIRTHRIGHT

CHAPTER I

TELLS HOW THE PENNINGTONS LOST PENNINGTON

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