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The Broom-Squire   By: (1834-1924)

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Minor typographical errors in the original text have been corrected. Footnotes have been numbered and moved to the end of the file.

THE BROOM SQUIRE

by

S. BARING GOULD

Author of "Mehalah," "Court Royal," "The Gaverocks," "Noemi," "Eve," Etc., Etc.

New York and London Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers

Copyright 1895, By S. Baring Gould.

Copyright 1896, By Frederick A. Stokes Company.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. AT THE SIGN OF THE SHIP 1

II. WANDERING SOULS 8

III. THE PUNCH BOWL 14

IV. WITHOUT A ROOF 22

V. MEHETABEL 28

VI. MEHETABEL IT MUST BE 35

VII. FALSE PERSPECTIVE 41

VIII. ONLY A CHARITY GIRL 48

IX. BIDEABOUT 55

X. INTO THE NET 63

XI. A SURNAME AT LAST 70

XII. UNEXPECTED 77

XIII. HOME 85

XIV. NOT PARADISE 92

XV. IVER 98

XVI. AGAIN IVER 105

XVII. DREAMS 112

XVIII. REALITIES 117

XIX. BACK AGAIN 124

XX. GONE 131

XXI. THOR'S STONE 137

XXII. IVER! COME 144

XXIII. A SHOT 149

XXIV. THE IRONSTONE HAMMER 156

XXV. AN APPARITION 162

XXVI. A SECRET 169

XXVII. POISON 176

XXVIII. A THREAT 182

XXIX. A HERALD OF STRIFE 189

XXX. A BEQUEST 195

XXXI. SURPRISES 203

XXXII. ANOTHER SURPRISE 208

XXXIII. MARKHAM 216

XXXIV. THE PICTURE 222

XXXV. THE ONLY CHANCE 228

XXXVI. THE SLEEPING DRAUGHT 235

XXXVII. A MENACED LIFE 243

XXXVIII. SHUT OUT 249

XXXIX. AT THE SILK MILL 256

XL. BY THE HAMMER POND 262

XLI. WANDERERS 268

XLII. THE CAVE 275

XLIII. AT COLPUS'S 282

XLIV. AGAIN IRONSTONE 288

XLV. IN HOPE 294

XLVI. A TROUBLED HOPE 300

XLVII. BEFORE THE JUDGE 307

XLVIII. THE VERDICT 314

XLIX. WELCOME 321

L. MOVE ON 327

LI. THOR'S STONE AGAIN 334

LII. THE ROSE CLOUD 341

THE BROOM SQUIRE

CHAPTER I.

AT THE SIGN OF THE SHIP.

On a September evening, before the setting of the sun, a man entered the tavern of the Ship in Thursley, with a baby under his arm... Continue reading book >>




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