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A Black Adonis   By: (1851-1916)

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A BLACK ADONIS.

by

ALBERT ROSS.

THE ALBATROSS NOVELS

By ALBERT ROSS

23 Volumes

May be had wherever books are sold at the price you paid for this volume

Black Adonis, A Garston Bigamy, The Her Husband's Friend His Foster Sister His Private Character In Stella's Shadow Love at Seventy Love Gone Astray Moulding a Maiden Naked Truth, The New Sensation, A Original Sinner, An Out of Wedlock Speaking of Ellen Stranger Than Fiction Sugar Princess, A That Gay Deceiver Their Marriage Bond Thou Shalt Not Thy Neighbor's Wife Why I'm Single Young Fawcett's Mabel Young Miss Giddy

G. W. DILLINGHAM CO. Publishers :: :: New York

A BLACK ADONIS.

by

ALBERT ROSS.

Author of "Out of Wedlock," "Speaking of Ellen," "Thou Shalt Not," "Why I'm Single," "Love at Seventy," Etc., Etc.

"You see!" he answered, bitterly. "Because I am black I cannot touch the hand of a woman that is white. And yet you say the Almighty made of one blood all nations of the earth!" Page 212.

New York: Copyright, 1896, by G. W. Dillingham. G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers. [All rights reserved.]

CONTENTS.

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I. A Rejected Manuscript 9

II. "Was my story too bold?" 23

III. "Her feet were pink" 35

IV. With Titian Tresses 49

V. Studying Miss Millicent 65

VI. "How the women stare!" 79

VII. A Dinner at Midlands 93

VIII. Holding Her Hand 99

IX. "Daisy, my darling!" 110

X. "Oh, so many, many maids!" 121

XI. Archie Pays Attention 136

XII. Dining at Isaac's 143

XIII. A Question of Color 155

XIV. "Let us have a betrayal" 166

XV. The Green Eyed Monster 177

XVI. "I've had such luck!" 190

XVII. A Burglar in the House 198

XVIII. Black and White 204

XIX. "Play out your farce" 215

XX. Like a Stuck Pig 226

XXI. "We want Millie to understand" 238

XXII. Where Was Daisy? 246

XXIII. An Awful Night 254

XXIV. "This ends it, then?" 263

XXV. An Undiscoverable Secret 273

XXVI. "I played, and I lost" 282

XXVII. Absolutely Blameless 292

XXVIII. Trapping a Wolf 301

XXIX. "The Greatest Novel" 309

TO MY READERS.

I do not know how better to use the space that the printer always leaves me in this part of the book than to redeem the promise I made at the end of my last novel, and tell you in a few words what became of Blanche Brixton Fantelli and her husband.

But, do you really need to be told?

Could they have done anything else than live in connubial felicity, after the man had proved himself so noble and the woman had learned to appreciate him at his true worth?

Well, whether they could or not, they didn't. Blanche is the happiest of wedded wives. She still holds to her theory that marriage is based on wrong principles, and that the contract as ordinarily made is frightfully immoral; but she says if all men were like "her Jules" there would be no trouble... Continue reading book >>




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