Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Cromptons   By: (1825-1907)

Book cover

First Page:

POPULAR NOVELS

BY

MRS. MARY J. HOLMES.

TEMPEST AND SUNSHINE. DARKNESS AND DAYLIGHTS. ENGLISH ORPHANS. HUGH WORTHINGTON. HOMESTEAD ON HILLSIDE. CAMERON PRIDE. 'LENA RIVERS. ROSE MATHER. MEADOW BROOK. ETHELYN'S MISTAKE. DORA DEANE. MILBANK. COUSIN MAUDE. EDNA BROWNING. MARIAN GREY. WEST LAWN. EDITH LYLE. MILDRED. DAISY THORNTON. FOREST HOUSE. CHATEAU D'OR. MADELINE. QUEENIE HETHERTON. CHRISTMAS STORIES. BESSIE'S FORTUNE. GRETCHEN. MARGUERITE. DR. HATHERN'S DAUGHTERS. MRS. HALLAM'S COMPANION. PAUL RALSTON. THE TRACY DIAMONDS. THE CROMPTONS. ( NEW )

"Mrs. Holmes is a peculiarly pleasant and fascinating writer. Her books are always entertaining, and she has the rare faculty of enlisting the sympathy and affections of her readers, and of holding their attention to her pages with deep and absorbing interest."

Handsomely bound in cloth. Price, $1.00 each, and sent free by mail on receipt of price.

G.W. Dillingham Co., Publishers, NEW YORK.

[Illustration: "Here by this grave I promise all you ask." Page 39.]

The Cromptons

BY

MARY J. HOLMES

G.W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT 1899, 1901,

By MRS. MARY J. HOLMES.

All rights reserved.

The Cromptons. Issued August, 1902.

CONTENTS

PART I

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE STRANGER AT THE BROCK HOUSE 9

II. THE PALMETTO CLEARING 20

III. THE INTERVIEW 32

IV. HOPING AND WAITING 44

V. MISS DORY 48

VI. THE SERVICES 58

VII. COL. CROMPTON 66

VIII. THE CHILD OF THE CLEARING 80

IX. THE COLONEL AND JAKE 88

X. EUDORA 102

PART II

I. HOWARD CROMPTON TO JACK HARCOURT 115

II. JACK HARCOURT TO HOWARD CROMPTON 122

III. ELOISE 127

IV. THE ACCIDENT 139

V. AMY 149

VI. AT MRS. BIGGS'S 160

VII. RUBY ANN PATRICK 178

VIII. MRS. BIGGS'S REMINISCENCES 189

IX. LETTER FROM REV. CHARLES MASON 199

X. PART SECOND OF REV. MR. MASON'S LETTER 211

XI. SUNDAY CALLS 218

XII. THE MARCH OF EVENTS 227

XIII. GETTING READY FOR THE RUMMAGE SALE 242

XIV. THE FIRST SALE 256

XV. AT THE RUMMAGE 261

XVI. THE AUCTION 271

PART III

I. THE BEGINNING OF THE END 285

II. THE LITTLE RED CLOAK 294

III. ELOISE AT THE CROMPTON HOUSE 304

IV. THE SHADOW OF DEATH 315

V. LOOKING FOR A WILL 323

VI. IN FLORIDA 336

VII. IN THE PALMETTO CLEARING 342

VIII. THE LITTLE HAIR TRUNK 350

IX. WHAT HOWARD FOUND 362

X. HOWARD'S TEMPTATION 371

XI. CONCLUSION 379

Illustrations:

"Here by this grave I promise all you ask."

THE CROMPTONS

PART I

CHAPTER I

THE STRANGER AT THE BROCK HOUSE

The steamer "Hatty" which plied between Jacksonville and Enterprise was late, and the people who had come down from the Brock House to the landing had waited half an hour before a puff of smoke in the distance told that she was coming. There had been many conjectures as to the cause of the delay, for she was usually on time, and those who had friends on the boat were growing nervous, fearing an accident, and all were getting tired, when she appeared in the distance, the puffs of smoke increasing in volume as she drew nearer, and the sound of her whistle echoing across the water, which at Enterprise spreads out into a lake... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books