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The Indifference of Juliet   By: (1866-1959)

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[Illustration: "The rich voice of the bishop was as impressive as it had ever been." (See page 77)]

THE INDIFFERENCE OF JULIET

By GRACE S. RICHMOND

Author of "The Second Violin" "The Dixons"

With Illustrations By HENRY HUTT

A. L. BURT COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK

Copyright, 1902, 1903, 1904, by The Curtis Publishing Company

Copyright, 1905, by Doubleday, Page & Company

Published, March, 1905

All rights reserved, including that of translation also right of translation into the Scandinavian languages

To Father and Mother

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. An Audacious Proposition 3 II. Measurements 12 III. Shopping with a Chaperon 17 IV. The Cost of Frocks 23 V. Muslins and Tackhammers 30 VI. A Question of Identity 36 VII. An Argument Without Logic 46 VIII. On Account of the Tea Kettle 57 IX. A Bishop and a Hay Wagon 69 X. On a Threshold 80 XII. The Bachelor Begs a Dish Towel 101 XIII. Smoke and Talk 114 XIV. Strawberries 120 XV. Anthony Plays Maid 136 XVI. A House Party Outdoors 144 XVII. Rachel Causes Anxiety 155 XVIII. An Unknown Quantity 164 XIX. All the April Stars Are Out 175 XX. A Prior Claim 181 XXI. Everybody Gives Advice 191 XXII. Roger Barnes Proves Invaluable 201 XXIII. Two Not of a Kind 215 XXIV. The Careys Are at Home 233 XXV. The Robeson Will 246 XXVI. On Guard 266 XXVII. Lockwood Pays a Call 282 XXVIII. A High Handed Affair 294 XXIX. Juliet Proves Herself Still Indifferent 303

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

HORATIO MARCY, an elderly New Englander of some wealth.

ANTHONY ROBESON, the last young male representative of the Kentucky ROBESONS, now making his own way in Massachusetts.

WAYNE CAREY, Robeson's former college chum, an office clerk on a salary.

DR. ROGER WILLIAMS BARNES, a surgeon.

LOUIS LOCKWOOD, an attorney at law.

STEVENS CATHCART, an architect.

MRS. DINGLEY, sister of Horatio Marcy.

JULIET MARCY, daughter of Horatio Marcy.

JUDITH DEARBORN, Juliet's friend since school days.

SUZANNE GERARD, MARIE DRESSER, other friends of Juliet.

RACHEL REDDING, a poor country girl of education.

MARY MCKAIM in the background, but valuable.

THE INDIFFERENCE OF JULIET

I. AN AUDACIOUS PROPOSITION

Anthony Robeson glanced about him in a satisfied way at the shaded nook under the low hanging boughs into which he had guided the boat. Then he drew in his oars and let the little craft drift.

"This is an ideal spot," said he, looking into his friend's face, "in which to tell you a rather interesting piece of news."

"Oh, fine!" cried his friend, settling herself among the cushions in the stern and tilting back her parasol so that the light through its white expanse framed her health tinted face in a sort of glory. "Tell me at once. I suspected you came with something on your mind. There couldn't be a lovelier place on the river than this for confidences. But I can guess yours... Continue reading book >>




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