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[Illustration: Abner gently checked his mare, and sat watching her. ]

CRESTLANDS

A Centennial Story of Cane Ridge

BY

MARY ADDAMS BAYNE

Illustrated by O. A. Stemler

THE STANDARD PUBLISHING COMPANY CINCINNATI, OHIO

COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY THE STANDARD PUBLISHING CO. CINCINNATI, O.

DEDICATION

To my husband, J. C. Bayne, who in this, as in all else I have attempted, has given loving, loyal, unstinted support and encouragement.

CONTENTS

PAGE CHAPTER I.

THE COMING OF THE SCHOOLMASTER 1

CHAPTER II.

GETTING TO WORK 19

CHAPTER III.

CANE RIDGE MEETING HOUSE 27

CHAPTER IV.

WINTER SCHOOL DAYS 38

CHAPTER V.

"SETTIN' TILL BEDTIME" 42

CHAPTER VI.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO 59

CHAPTER VII.

THE "HOUSE RAISIN'" 69

CHAPTER VIII.

LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM 75

CHAPTER IX.

THE GREAT REVIVAL 78

CHAPTER X.

AFTERNOON IN THE GROVE 82

CHAPTER XI.

LIGHT DAWNS 91

CHAPTER XII.

COMMENT AND CRITICISM 96

CHAPTER XIII.

COURT DAY 103

CHAPTER XIV.

BETSY SAYS "WAIT" 107

CHAPTER XV.

THE WAITING TIME 113

CHAPTER XVI.

A SINGULAR WILL 120

CHAPTER XVII.

AT CANE RIDGE AGAIN 130

CHAPTER XVIII.

DRAKE PRACTICES PENMANSHIP 135

CHAPTER XIX.

THE BETROTHAL 141

CHAPTER XX.

THE LONE GRAVE IN THE MOUNTAINS 151

CHAPTER XXI.

GILCREST'S ATTITUDE 159

CHAPTER XXII.

BANISHMENT 169

CHAPTER XXIII.

MASON ROGERS' DIPLOMACY 173

CHAPTER XXIV.

THE BAR SINISTER 181

CHAPTER XXV.

THE PACKAGE OF OLD LETTERS 190

CHAPTER XXVI.

SPRINGFIELD PRESBYTERY 199

CHAPTER XXVII.

BETSY DECLINES THE HONOR 203

CHAPTER XXVIII.

AT THE BLUE HERON 213

CHAPTER XXIX.

AUNT DILSEY TO THE RESCUE 221

CHAPTER XXX.

YOUNG LOCHINVAR 228

CHAPTER XXXI.

A NOVEL BRIDAL TOUR 232

CHAPTER XXXII.

EXIT JAMES ANSON DRANE 241

CHAPTER XXXIII.

THE STRANGER PREACHER 252

CHAPTER XXXIV.

THE CUP OF COLD WATER 258

CHAPTER XXXV.

CONCLUSION 263

APPENDIX 269

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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1. Abner gently checked his mare, and sat watching her Frontispiece

2. Cane Ridge Meeting house 27

3. Portrait of Barton Warren Stone 113

4. "I have come for my answer, Betty" 143

5. At this juncture the door was flung open by old Dilsey 225

6. The bridal equipage comes to grief 236

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