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Hempfield A Novel   By: (1870-1946)

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[Illustration: " Yes, surrendered. Haven't you sent for money? Haven't you given up? Aren't you trying to run away? "]


A Novel


Author of "Adventures in Contentment," "Adventures in Friendship," "The Friendly Road"


Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty


Copyright, 1915, by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY





I. I Discover the Printing office 3 II. I Step Boldly into the Story 23 III. Anthy 37 IV. Enter Mr. Ed Smith 51 V. Nort 71 VI. A Man to Help Fergus 83 VII. Phaƫton Drives the Chariot of the Star 101 VIII. Nort and Anthy 118 IX. A Letter to Lincoln 123 X. The Wonderful Day 133 XI. In Which Great Plans Are Evolved, and There Is a Surprising Event 151 XII. The Explosion 171 XIII. Anthy Takes Command 190 XIV. We Begin the Subjugation of Nort 204 XV. I Get Better Acquainted with Anthy 222 XVI. The Old Captain Comes into His Own 228 XVII. In Which Certain Deep Matters of the Heart Are Presented 236 XVIII. Nort Sniffs 240 XIX. Fergus's Favourite Poem 250 XX. The Celebration 260 XXI. Starlight 270 XXII. Fergus and Nort 275 XXIII. The Battle 289 XXIV. Two Letters 300 XXV. The Flying machine 305 XXVI. The Return of the Prodigal 312 XXVII. Fergus MacGregor Goes to the Hills 321



"Yes, surrendered. Haven't you sent for money? Haven't you given up? Aren't you trying to run away?" Frontispiece in color

Ed's innocent suggestion of a house cleaning was taken by Fergus as a deadly affront 68

John Bass's blacksmith shop 76

He pictured himself sitting in the quiet study of the minister, looking sad, sad ... 78

What a thing is youth! That sunny morning in Hempfield Nort thought that he was drinking the uttermost dregs of life and yet, somehow, he was able to stand a little aside and enjoy it all 80

"Well!" exclaimed Nort, drawing a long breath, "I never imagined it would feel so good to be orfunts" 104

She turned around quickly but there was no one there to see 128

After that she opened her heart more and more to me a little here, a little there 224

"David, I saw a face looking in at that window" 286

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It sat there in its garden and watched with mild interest the hasty world go by 11

A very lonely little girl, sitting at a certain place on the third step from the bottom of the stairs 40

The home of her girlhood seemed dreadfully shabby, small, and old fashioned 42

I soon found that every one else in the office, Anthy included, had begun to be interested in Nort 91

"I tell you, Miss Doane," said Nort, explosively, "the only way to make a success of the Star is to publish the truth about Hempfield " 169

"Practical!" he exploded... Continue reading book >>

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