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THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER

CHARLES S BENTLEY AND F KIMBALL SCRIBNER

The Fifth of November A Romance of the Stuarts

By Charles S. Bentley and F. Kimball Scribner

"No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets, The same look which she turn'd when he rose" Thomas Moore.

Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers.

Copyright, 1898, by Rand, McNally & Co.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER. PAGE. I. WHAT BEFELL AT THE SIGN OF THE LEOPARD. 1 II. IN THE SHADOW OF ST. PAUL. 11 III. THE HOME COMING OF GUIDO FAWKES. 21 IV. THE SUPERIOR OF THE JESUITS. 33 V. WHY MASTER FAWKES WAS SUMMONED TO ENGLAND. 42 VI. "THE WISEST FOOL IN CHRISTENDOM." 52 VII. THE VISCOUNT EFFINGSTON. 61 VIII. IN THE GARDEN OF THE GENTLEMAN PENSIONER. 73 IX. GARNET AND THE KING. 81 X. THE FORGING OF THE THUNDERBOLT. 89 XI. THE WAY OF THE WORLD. 97 XII. WHAT THE MOON SAW. 108 XIII. AT THE SIGN OF THE LEOPARD. 119 XIV. IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS. 130 XV. "THOU SHALT NOT KILL." 140 XVI. MONTEAGLE AND SALISBURY. 152 XVII. SOWING THE WIND. 158 XVIII. THE CELLAR. 167 XIX. THE NOTE OF WARNING. 178 XX. ON THE STROKE OF ELEVEN. 184 XXI. THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER. 192 XXII. FAWKES BEFORE THE KING. 200 XXIII. THE BANQUET. 207 XXIV. "IN THE KING'S NAME." 213 XXV. REAPING THE WHIRLWIND. 222

AUTHOR'S NOTE.

It has not been the intention of the authors of "The Fifth of November" to write an historical novel, though, throughout the story, they have endeavored to follow as closely as was consistent with the plot in hand, the historical facts collected by the various writers who have made the nature and workings of the "Gunpowder Plot" a special study. With one or two exceptions, the characters in the present romance have been borrowed from history, and, save in Chapters XXI and XXII, the lines of the story have followed those traced by the hand of the historian.

In presenting to the public this "Romance of the Stuarts," indebtedness is acknowledged by the writers to Professor S. R. Gardiner's "What the Gunpowder Plot Was," and also to the history of England as set forth by Knight, Hume, Froude and Ridpath.

THE AUTHORS. New York, February, 1898.

THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER.

CHAPTER I.

WHAT BEFELL AT "THE SIGN OF THE LEOPARD."

Snow had fallen through the day, and as night approached all objects were covered with a mantle of white. The noises incident to the life of a great city had long since become muffled and indistinct. The footfalls of those who traversed the streets could no longer be heard; and the only sounds which now and again broke the silence, were the voices of my lord's link men, who, in goodly number, fully armed, carrying flaming torches whose lurid dancing light shone through the blinding snow, appeared at a distance to be a party of ancient saints come forth from their tombs to indulge in a ghostly frolic under cover of the night... Continue reading book >>




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