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A Hero of the Pen   By: (1838-1918)

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A

HERO OF THE PEN.

BY

E. WERNER,

AUTHOR OF "GOOD LUCK," "BROKEN CHAINS," ETC.

TRANSLATED BY

FRANCES A. SHAW.

NEW YORK: R. WORTHINGTON, 750 Broadway. 1880.

Copyright WILLIAM F. GILL & CO. 1875.

Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company, 205 213 East 12th St ., NEW YORK.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Love and Death

CHAPTER II.

A Strange Cavalier

CHAPTER III.

Was it Sickness or ?

CHAPTER IV.

The Hero of the Pen

CHAPTER V.

Face to Face

CHAPTER VI.

A Strange Presentment

CHAPTER VII.

Lovers, yet Strangers

CHAPTER VIII.

The Heiress at Bay

CHAPTER IX.

On The Scent

CHAPTER X.

For Value Received

CHAPTER XI.

The Dawn Of War

CHAPTER XII.

A Rocket in the Camp

CHAPTER XIII.

The Triumph of Pride

CHAPTER XIV.

Farewell

CHAPTER XV.

Following the Clue

CHAPTER XVI.

An Agonizing Doubt

CHAPTER XVII.

The Pen and the Sword

CHAPTER XVIII.

The Rival Lovers

CHAPTER XIX.

The Lover's Accusation

CHAPTER XX.

The Fateful Hour

CHAPTER XXI.

A Desperate Resolve

CHAPTER XXII.

A Fearful Alternative

CHAPTER XXIII.

The Vengeance of Passion

CHAPTER XXIV.

The Shadow of Doom

CHAPTER XXV.

To the Rescue

CHAPTER XXVI.

A Mortal Agony

CHAPTER XXVII.

Treason

CHAPTER XXVIII.

The Sacrifice of Blood

CHAPTER XXIX.

The Murderer and the Attack

CHAPTER XXX.

Waiting

CHAPTER XXXI.

The Balance Of Power

CHAPTER XXXII.

The Brand from the Burning

CHAPTER XXXIII.

An Unexpected Meeting

CHAPTER XXXIV.

The Riddle Solved

A HERO OF THE PEN

CHAPTER I.

Love And Death.

The scene of our story is a town on the Mississippi, about midway in its course from Lake Itasca to the Gulf; the time is a cloudless January day of the year 1871. A score of years ago, this town consisted of only a dozen or so roughly built wooden houses; but emulating the marvellous growth of American cities, it has expanded into a populous, thriving business centre.

The dazzling, midday sunbeams enter the windows of a large, suburban mansion, situated upon a hill commanding an unequalled prospect. The elegance of its surroundings, the exquisite taste and richness of its appointments, its artistic and expensive construction, distinguish this residence of the millionaire, Forest, from all others far and near... Continue reading book >>




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