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Heart's Desire   By: (1857-1923)

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HEART'S DESIRE

The Story of a Contented Town, Certain Peculiar Citizens, and Two Fortunate Lovers

A Novel by EMERSON HOUGH

Author of The Mississippi Bubble , The Law of the Land , The Girl at the Half Way House , etc

[Frontispiece: "He looked up to see her standing at his door!"]

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers Copyright, 1903, 1904, 1905, BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY. Copyright, 1903, BY OUT WEST COMPANY. Copyright, 1905, BY THE RIDGWAY THAYER COMPANY. Copyright, 1905, BY EMERSON HOUGH. Copyright, 1905, BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY. Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1905. Reprinted November, 1905: January, April, 1907; November, 1908. Norwood Press J. B. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE

This being in Part the Story of Curly, the Can of Oysters, and the Girl from Kansas

CHAPTER II

THE DINNER AT HEART'S DESIRE

This continuing the Relation of Curly, the Can of Oysters, and the Girl from Kansas; and introducing Others

CHAPTER III

TRANSGRESSION AT HEART'S DESIRE

Beginning the Cause Celebre which arose from Curly's killing the Pig of the Man from Kansas

CHAPTER IV

THE LAW AT HEART'S DESIRE

Continuing the Story of the Pig from Kansas, and the Deep Damnation of his Taking Off

CHAPTER V

EDEN AT HEART'S DESIRE

This being the Story of a Paradise; also showing the Exceeding Loneliness of Adam

CHAPTER VI

EVE AT HEART'S DESIRE

How the Said Eve arrived on the Same Stage with Eastern Capital, to the Interest of All, and the Embarrassment of Some

CHAPTER VII

TEMPTATION AT HEART'S DESIRE

Showing how Paradise was lost through the Strange Performance of a Craven Adam

CHAPTER VIII

THE CORPORATION AT HEART'S DESIRE

This being the Story of a Parrot, Certain Twins, and a Pair of Candy Legs

CHAPTER IX

CIVILIZATION AT HEART'S DESIRE

How the Men of Heart's Desire surrendered to the Softening Seductions of Croquet and Other Pastimes

CHAPTER X

ART AT HEART'S DESIRE

How Tom Osby, Common Carrier, caused Trouble with a Portable Annie Laurie

CHAPTER XI

OPERA AT HEART'S DESIRE

Telling how Two Innocent Travellers by Mere Chance collided with a Side tracked Star

CHAPTER XII

THE PRICE OF HEART'S DESIRE

Concerning Goods, their Value, and the Delivery of the Same

CHAPTER XIII

BUSINESS AT HEART'S DESIRE

This describing Porter Barkley's Method with a Man, and Tom Osby's Way with a Maid

CHAPTER XIV

THE GROUND FLOOR AT HEART'S DESIRE

Proposing Certain Wonders of Modern Progress, as wrought by Eastern Capital and Able Corporation Counsel

CHAPTER XV

SCIENCE AT HEART'S DESIRE

This being the Story of a Cow Puncher, an Osteopath, and a Cross eyed Horse

CHAPTER XVI

THE PARTITION OF HEART'S DESIRE

Concerning Real Estate, Love, Friendship, and Other Good and Valuable Considerations

CHAPTER XVII

TREASON AT HEART'S DESIRE

Showing the Dilemma of Dan Anderson, the Doubt of Leading Citizens, and the Artless Performance of a Pastoral Prevaricator

CHAPTER XVIII

THE MEETING AT HEART'S DESIRE

How Benevolent Assimilation was checked by Unexpected Events

CHAPTER XIX

COMMERCE AT HEART'S DESIRE

Showing Wonders of the Thirst of McGinnis, and the Faith of Whiteman the Jew

CHAPTER XX

MEDICINE AT HEART'S DESIRE

How the Girl from the States kept the Set of Twins from being broken

CHAPTER XXI

JUSTICE AT HEART'S DESIRE

The Story of a Sheriff and Some Bad Men; showing also a Day's Work, and a Man's Medicine

CHAPTER XXII

ADVENTURE AT HEART'S DESIRE

The Strange Story of the King of Gee Whiz, and his Unusual Experience in Foreign Parts

CHAPTER XXIII

PHILOSOPHY AT HEART'S DESIRE

Showing further the Uncertainty of Human Events, and the Exceeding Resourcefulness of Mr. Thomas Osby

CHAPTER XXIV

THE CONSPIRACY AT HEART'S DESIRE

This being the Story of a Sheepherder, Two Warm Personal Friends, and their Love letter to a Beautiful Queen

CHAPTER XXV

ROMANCE AT HEART'S DESIRE

The Pleasing Recountal of an Absent Knight, a Gentle Lady, and an Ananias with Spurs

CHAPTER XXVI

THE GIRL AT HEART'S DESIRE

The Story of a Surprise, a Success, and Something Else Very Much Better

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Frontispiece: "He looked up to see her standing at his door!"

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