Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Jan of the Windmill   By: (1841-1885)

Book cover

First Page:

This etext was produced by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset.




Chapter I. The windmiller's wife. Strangers. Ten shillings a week. The little Jan.

Chapter II. The miller's calculations. His hopes and fears. The nurse boy. Calm.

Chapter III. The windmiller's words come true. The red shawl. In the clouds. Nursing v. pig minding. The round house. The miller's thumb.

Chapter IV. Black as slans. Vair and voolish. The miller and his man.

Chapter V. The pocket book and the family bible. Five pounds' reward.

Chapter VI. George goes courting. George as an enemy. George as a friend. Abel plays schoolmaster. The love letter. Moerdyk. The miller moth. An ancient ditty.

Chapter VII. Abel goes to school again. Dame Datchett. A column of spelling. Abel plays moocher. The miller's man cannot make up his mind.

Chapter VIII. Visitors at the mill. A windmiller of the third generation. Cure for whooping cough. Miss Amabel Adeline Ammaby. Doctors disagree.

Chapter IX. Gentry born. Learning lost. Jan's bedfellow. Amabel.

Chapter X. Abel at home. Jan objects to the miller's man. The alphabet. The Cheap Jack. "Pitchers".

Chapter XI. Scarecrows and men. Jan refuses to "make Gearge." Uncanny. "Jan's off." The moon and the clouds.

Chapter XII. The white horse. Comrogues. Moerdyk. George confides in the Cheap Jack with reservation.

Chapter XIII. George as a moneyed man. Sal. The "White Horse." The wedding. The windmiller's wife forgets, and remembers too late.

Chapter XIV. Sublunary art. Jan goes to school. Dame Datchett at home. Jan's first school scrape. Jan defends himself.

Chapter XV. Willum gives Jan some advice. The clock face. The hornet and the Dame. Jan draws pigs. Jan and his patrons. Kitty Chuter. The fight. Master Chuter's prediction.

Chapter XVI. The mop. The shop. What the Cheap Jack's wife had to tell. What George withheld.

Chapter XVII. The miller's man at the mop. A lively companion. Sal loses her purse. The recruiting sergeant. The pocket book twice stolen. George in the King's Arms. George in the King's service. The letter changes hands, but keeps its secret.

Chapter XVIII. Midsummer holidays. Child fancies. Jan and the pig minder. Master Salter at home. Jan hires himself out.

Chapter XIX. The blue coat. Pig minding and tree studying. Leaf paintings. A stranger. Master Swift is disappointed.

Chapter XX. Squire Ammaby and his daughter. The Cheap Jack does business once more. The white horse changes masters.

Chapter XXI. Master Swift at home. Rufus. The ex pig minder. Jan and the schoolmaster.

Chapter XXII. The parish church. Rembrandt. The snow scene. Master Swift's autobiography.

Chapter XXIII. The white horse in clover. Amabel and her guardians. Amabel in the wood. Bogy.

Chapter XXIV. The paint box. Master Linseed's shop. The new sign board. Master Swift as Will Scarlet.

Chapter XXV. Sanitary inspectors. The pestilence. The parson. The doctor. The squire and the schoolmaster. Desolation at the windmill. The second advent.

Chapter XXVI. The beasts of the village. Abel sickens. The good shepherd. Rufus plays the philanthropist. Master Swift sees the sun rise. The death of the righteous.

Chapter XXVII. Jan has the fever. Convalescence in Master Swift's cottage. The squire on demoralization.

Chapter XXVIII. Mr. Ford's client. The history of Jan's father. Amabel and Bogy the Second.

Chapter XXIX. Jan fulfils Abel's charge. Son of the mill. The large mouthed woman.

Chapter XXX. Jan's prospects, and Master Swift's plans. Tea and Milton. New parents. Parting with Rufus. Jan is kidnapped.

Chapter XXXI. Screeving. An old song. Mr. Ford's client. The penny gaff. Jan runs away.

Chapter XXXII. The baker. On and on. The church bell. A digression. A familiar hymn. The Boys' Home... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books