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The Gold Brick   By: (1810-1886)

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THE GOLD BRICK.

by

MRS. ANN S. STEPHENS.

Author of "Fashion and Famine," "Mary Derwent," "The Old Homestead," "The Rejected Wife," "The Heiress," "The Wife's Secret," "Silent Struggles," Etc.

His was the deepest sorrow, for it grew Out from his crime, a night shade of the soul. There, fed on poison bathed with bitter dew, She found the evil thing. Her sweet control Unearthed the root, and softly planted there A tiny germ, all white and pure as snow, And then with tears, and smiles, and silent prayer, Through grief and darkness, watched the lone plant grow A stately tree, rooted so deep in Love, That its best fruitage must be found above.

Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers; 306 Chestnut Street.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of New York.

TO MY DEAR FRIEND,

MRS. BENJAMIN F. LOAN

OF ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI, THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

ANN S. STEPHENS. NEW YORK, March , 1866.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE THE MASSACRE. 27

CHAPTER II. THE JEWEL BOX. 33

CHAPTER III. THE BURIAL. 39

CHAPTER IV. THE FAITHFUL SLAVE. 46

CHAPTER V. THE SEARCH FOR GOLD. 54

CHAPTER VI. THE FLOGGING. 61

CHAPTER VII. A REBELLIOUS SPIRIT. 67

CHAPTER VIII. THE BOX OF JEWELS. 76

CHAPTER IX. CHAINED IN THE HOLD. 81

CHAPTER X. THE HOUSE IN THE PINE WOODS. 92

CHAPTER XI. KATHARINE ALLEN'S VISIT TO THE WHITE COTTAGE. 97

CHAPTER XII. HOME FROM SEA. 104

CHAPTER XIII. THE WAY SIDE MEETING. 110

CHAPTER XIV. THE OLD HOME AND THE OLD PEOPLE. 116

CHAPTER XV. BREAKFAST IN THE OLD HOMESTEAD. 125

CHAPTER XVI. A PAINFUL INTERVIEW. 135

CHAPTER XVII. JEALOUS PANGS REGARDING MRS. MASON. 139

CHAPTER XVIII. MRS. MASON'S RICH UNCLE IN THE SOUTH. 144

CHAPTER XIX. MRS. MASON LEAVES THE PINE WOODS. 152

CHAPTER XX. ANOTHER SEPARATION. 160

CHAPTER XXI. THE MINISTER AT BAYS HOLLOW GETS A WIFE. 164

CHAPTER XXII. THE MINISTER'S WIFE TAKES PUPILS. 171

CHAPTER XXIII. THE VILLAGE DOCTOR IN A SNOW STORM. 175

CHAPTER XXIV. THE GRANDMOTHER RELENTING. 183

CHAPTER XXV. A GRAVE IN THE SNOW. 190

CHAPTER XXVI. A CROWD UNDER THE BUTTERNUT TREE. 195

CHAPTER XXVII. THE SAILOR AND HIS TWO COMPANIONS. 201

CHAPTER XXVIII. OUT OF HER DELIRIUM. 207

CHAPTER XXIX. STRANGERS IN THE VILLAGE. 214

CHAPTER XXX. THE WELCOME LETTER. 223

CHAPTER XXXI. THE RED SCHOOL HOUSE AT SHRUB OAK... Continue reading book >>




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