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John March, Southerner   By: (1844-1925)

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JOHN MARCH, SOUTHERNER

BY GEORGE W. CABLE

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1894

Copyright, 1894, by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

THE CAXTON PRESS NEW YORK

CONTENTS

I. SUEZ

II. TO A GOOD BOY

III. TWO FRIENDS

IV. THE JUDGE'S SON MAKES TWO LIFE LONG ACQUAINTANCES, AND IS OFFERED A THIRD

V. THE MASTER'S HOME COMING

VI. TROUBLE

VII. EXODUS

VIII. SEVEN YEARS OF SUNSHINE

IX. LAUNCELOT HALLIDAY

X. FANNIE

XI. A BLEEDING HEART

XII. JOHN THINKS HE IS NOT AFRAID

XIII. FOR FANNIE

XIV. A MORTGAGE ON JOHN

XV. ARRIVALS AT ROSEMONT

XVI. A GROUP OF NEW INFLUENCES

XVII. THE ROSEMONT ATMOSPHERE

XVIII. THE PANGS OF COQUETRY

XIX. MR. RAVENEL SHOWS A "MORE EXCELLENT WAY"

XX. FANNIE SUGGESTS

XXI. MR. LEGGETT'S CHICKEN PIE POLICY

XXII. CLIMBING LOVER'S LEAP

XXIII. A SUMMONS FOR THE JUDGE

XXIV. THE GOLDEN SPIKE

XXV. BY RAIL

XXVI. JOHN INSULTS THE BRITISH FLAG

XXVII. TO SUSIE FROM PUSSIE

XXVIII. INFORMATION FOR SALE

XXIX. RAVENEL ASKS

XXX. ANOTHER ODD NUMBER

XXXI. MR. FAIR VENTURES SOME INTERROGATIONS

XXXII. JORDAN

XXXIII. THE OPPORTUNE MOMENT

XXXIV. DAPHNE AND DINWIDDIE: A PASTEL IN PROSE

XXXV. A WIDOW'S ULTIMATUM

XXXVI. A NEW SHINGLE IN SUEZ

XXXVII. WISDOM AND FAITH KISS EACH OTHER

XXXVIII. RUBBING AGAINST MEN

XXXIX. SAME AFTERNOON

XL. ROUGH GOING

XLI. SQUATTER SOVEREIGNTY

XLII. JOHN HEADS A PROCESSION

XLIII. ST. VALENTINE'S DAY

XLIV. ST. VALENTINE'S: EVENING

XLV. A LITTLE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERIES

XLVI. A PAIR OF SMUGGLERS

XLVII. LEVITICUS

XLVIII. DELILAH

XLIX. MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

L. THE JAMBOREE

LI. BUSINESS

LII. DARKNESS AND DOUBT

LIII. SWEETNESS AND LIGHT

LIV. AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE

LV. HOME SICKNESS ALLEVIATED

LVI. CONCERNING SECOND LOVE

LVII. GO ON, SAYS BARBARA

LVIII. TOGETHER AGAIN

LIX. THIS TIME SHE WARNS HIM

LX. A PERFECT UNDERSTANDING

LXI. A SICK MAN AND A SICK HORSE

LXII. RAVENEL THINKS HE MUST

LXIII. LETTERS AND TELEGRAMS

LXIV. JUDICIOUS JOHANNA

LXV. THE ENEMY IN THE REAR

LXVI. WARM HEARTS, HOT WORDS, COOL FRIENDS

LXVII. PROBLEM: IS AN UNCONFIRMED DISTRUST NECESSARILY A DEAD ASSET?

LXVIII. FAREWELL, WIDEWOOD

LXIX. IN YANKEE LAND

LXX. ACROSS THE MEADOWS

LXXI. IN THE WOODS

LXXII. MY GOOD GRACIOUS, MISS BARB

LXXIII. IMMEDIATELY AFTER CHAPEL

LXXIV. COMPLETE COLLAPSE OF A PERFECT UNDERSTANDING

LXXV. A YEAR'S VICISSITUDES

LXXVI. AGAINST OVERWHELMING NUMBERS

LXXVII. "LINES OF LIGHT ON A SULLEN SEA"

LXXVIII. BARBARA FINDS THE RHYME

JOHN MARCH, SOUTHERNER

I.

SUEZ

In the State of Dixie, County of Clearwater, and therefore in the very heart of what was once the "Southern Confederacy," lies that noted seat of government of one county and shipping point for three, Suez. The pamphlet of a certain land company a publication now out of print and rare, but a copy of which it has been my good fortune to secure mentions the battle of Turkey Creek as having been fought only a mile or so north of the town in the spring of 1864. It also strongly recommends to the attention of both capitalist and tourist the beautiful mountain scenery of Sandstone County, which adjoins Clearwater a few miles from Suez on the north, and northeast, as Blackland does, much farther away, on the southwest.

In the last year of our Civil War Suez was a basking town of twenty five hundred souls, with rocky streets and breakneck sidewalks, its dwellings dozing most months of the twelve among roses and honeysuckles behind anciently whitewashed, much broken fences, and all the place wrapped in that wide sweetness of apple and acacia scents that comes from whole mobs of dog fennel. The Pulaski City turnpike entered at the northwest corner and passed through to the court house green with its hollow square of stores and law offices two sides of it blackened ruins of fire and war. Under the town's southeasternmost angle, between yellow banks and over hanging sycamores, the bright green waters of Turkey Creek, rambling round from the north and east, skipped down a gradual stairway of limestone ledges, and glided, alive with sunlight, into that true Swanee River, not of the maps, but which flows forever, "far, far away," through the numbers of imperishable song... Continue reading book >>




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