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Changed Man And Other Tales

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By: (1840-1928)

Eleven short stories.

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A CHANGED MAN AND OTHER TALES

Contents:

Prefatory Note A Changed Man The Waiting Supper Alicia's Diary The Grave by the Handpost Enter a Dragoon A Tryst at an Ancient Earthwork What the Shepherd Saw A Committee Man of 'The Terror' Master John Horseleigh, Knight The Duke's Reappearance A Mere Interlude

PREFATORY NOTE

I reprint in this volume, for what they may be worth, a dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press at various dates in the past, in order to render them accessible to readers who desire to have them in the complete series issued by my publishers. For aid in reclaiming some of the narratives I express my thanks to the proprietors and editors of the newspapers and magazines in whose pages they first appeared.

T. H. August 1913.

A CHANGED MAN

CHAPTER I

The person who, next to the actors themselves, chanced to know most of their story, lived just below 'Top o' Town' (as the spot was called) in an old substantially built house, distinguished among its neighbours by having an oriel window on the first floor, whence could be obtained a raking view of the High Street, west and east, the former including Laura's dwelling, the end of the Town Avenue hard by (in which were played the odd pranks hereafter to be mentioned), the Port Bredy road rising westwards, and the turning that led to the cavalry barracks where the Captain was quartered... Continue reading book >>


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