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THE GOLDEN SHOEMAKER:

or, "Cobbler" Horn.

by

J.W. KEYWORTH,

Author of " Mother Freeman ," " The Churchwarden's Daughter ," &c. , &c.

[Illustration: "'Come here, missy!'" Page 38. ]

London: J. Williams Butcher, 2 & 3, Ludgate Circus Buildings, Farringdon Street, E.C.

Contents.

Chapter Page

I. BEREAVED! 1

II. AUNT JEMIMA 8

III. HOW MISS JEMIMA MANAGED HER BROTHER'S HOUSE 13

IV. "ME LUN AWAY" 19

V. "THE LITTLE TWIN BRETHREN" 22

VI. THE FATHER'S QUEST 25

VII. WHAT HAD BECOME OF THE CHILD? 36

VIII. THE SHOEMAKER BECOMES "GOLDEN" 41

IX. A STRANGE CLIENT FOR MESSRS. TONGS AND BALL 47

X. MISS JEMIMA IS VERY MUCH ASTONISHED 52

XI. "COBBLER" HORN ANSWERS HIS LETTERS, AND RECEIVES THE CONGRATULATIONS OF HIS FRIENDS 58

XII. "COBBLER" HORN PAYS A VISIT TO HIS LANDLORD 65

XIII. FREE COBBLERY 72

XIV. "THE GOLDEN SHOEMAKER" WAITS UPON HIS MINISTER 76

XV. "COBBLER" HORN ENGAGES A SECRETARY 85

XVI. THE ATTACK ON THE CORRESPONDENCE 91

XVII. A PARTING GIFT FOR "THE LITTLE TWIN BRETHREN" 98

XVIII. THE NEW HOUSE 105

XIX. A TALK WITH THE MINISTER ABOUT MONEY 110

XX. "COBBLER" HORN'S VILLAGE 116

XXI. IN NEED OF REPAIRS 123

XXII. "THE GOLDEN SHOEMAKER" INSTRUCTS HIS LAWYERS 129

XXIII. MEMORIES 138

XXIV. ON THE OCEAN 149

XXV. COUSIN JACK 163

XXVI. HOME AGAIN 176

XXVII. COMING INTO COLLISION WITH THE PROPRIETIES 184

XXVIII. BOUNDER GIVES WARNING 193

XXIX. VAGUE SURMISINGS 201

XXX. A NOVEL DIFFICULTY FOR A MAN OF WEALTH 207

XXXI. "COBBLER" HORN'S CRITICS 217

XXXII. "IN LABOURS MORE ABUNDANT" 232

XXXIII. TOMMY DUDGEON ON THE WATCH 239

XXXIV. A "FATHER" AND "MOTHER" FOR THE "HOME" 249

XXXV. THE OPENING OF THE "HOME" 255

XXXVI. TOMMY DUDGEON UNDERTAKES A DELICATE ENTERPRISE 267

XXXVII. BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH 275

XXXVIII. A LITTLE SHOE 285

XXXIX. A JOYOUS DISCOVERY 293

XL. TOMMY DUDGEON'S CONTRIBUTION 305

XLI. NO ROOM FOR DOUBT! 313

XLII. FATHER AND DAUGHTER 326

XLIII. THE TRAMP'S CONFESSION 339

THE GOLDEN SHOEMAKER.

CHAPTER I.

BEREAVED!

In a small house, in a back street, in the large manufacturing town of Cottonborough, the young wife of "Cobbler" Horn lay dying. It was the dusk of a wild evening in early winter; and the cruel cough, which could be heard every now and then, in the lulls of the wind, from the room upstairs, gave deepening emphasis to the sad fact that the youthful wife and mother for such also she was had fallen a victim to that fell disease which sweeps away so much of the fair young life of our land.

"Cobbler" Horn himself was engaged just now in the duties of his calling, in the little workshop behind the kitchen. The house was very small. The kitchen and workshop were the only rooms downstairs, and above them were three small chambers... Continue reading book >>




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