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Chief Legatee

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"I was married to-day in Grace Church. At the altar my bride--you probably know her name, Miss Georgian Hazen--wore a natural look, and was in all respects, so far as any one could see, a happy woman, satisfied with her choice and pleased with the ├ęclat and elegancies of the occasion. Half-way down the aisle this all changed. I remember the instant perfectly. Her hand was on my arm and I felt it suddenly stiffen. I was not alarmed, but I gave her a quick look and saw that something had happened....
...I should have passed the matter over as a mere attack of nerves, if I had not afterwards detected in her face, through all the hurry and excitement of the ensuing reception, a strained expression not at all natural to her. This was still more evident after the congratulations of a certain guest, who, I am sure, whispered to her before he passed on...
...She entered the office with me and was standing close at my side all the time I was writing our names in the register; but later, when I turned to ask her to enter the elevator with me, she was gone..." (Excerpts from Chapter 1)

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THE CHIEF LEGATEE

by

ANNA KATHARINE GREEN

Author of "The Leavenworth Case," "The Woman in the Alcove," Etc., Etc.

Illustrated in Water Colors by Frank T. Merrill

Copyright, 1906, by Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs Weinstock, Lubin & Co. Special Edition, 400 to 418 K. Street, Sacramento, Cal. New York and London The Authors and Newspapers Association 1906 Copyright, 1906, by Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs Entered at Stationers' Hall. All rights reserved. Composition, Electrotyping, Printing and Binding by The Plimpton Press Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

[Illustration: A young girl sitting on a low stool by the window mending a rent in her skirt.]

CONTENTS

PART I. A WOMAN OF MYSTERY

CHAPTER

I. A Bride of Five Hours

II. The Lady in Number Three

III. "He Knows the Word"

IV. Mr. Ransom Waits

V. In Corridor and in Room

VI. The Lawyer

VII. Rain

VIII. Elimination

IX. Hunter's Inn

PART II. THE CALL OF THE WATERFALL

X. Two Doors

XI... Continue reading book >>


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