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The Lady of the Ice A Novel   By: (1833-1880)

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I. Consisting merely of Introductory Matter.

II. My Quarters, where you will become acquainted with Old Jack Randolph, my most Intimate Friend, and one who divides with me the Honor of being the Hero of my Story.

III. "Macrorie old Chap I'm going to be married!!!"

IV. "It's the the Widow! It's Mrs. Finnimore!!!"

V. "Fact, my Boy it is as I say. There's another Lady in the Case, and this last is the Worst Scrape of all!"

VI. "I implored her to run away with me, and have a Private Marriage, leaving the rest to Fate. And I Solemnly assured her that, if she refused, I would blow my Brains out on her Door steps. There, now! what do you think of that?"

VII. Crossing the St. Lawrence. The Storm and the Break up. A Wonderful Adventure. A Struggle for Life. Who is she? The Ice ridge. Fly for your Life!

VIII. I fly back, and send the Doctor to the Rescue. Return to the Spot. Flight of the Bird. Perplexity, Astonishment, Wonder, and Despair. "Pas un Mot, Monsieur!"

IX. By one's own Fireside. The Comforts of a Bachelor. Chewing the Cud of Sweet and Bitter Fancy. A Discovery full of Mortification and Embarrassment. Jack Randolph again. News from the Seat of War.

X. "Berton's? Best Place in the Town. Girls always glad to see a Fellow. Plenty of Chat, and Lots of Fun. No End of Larks, you know, and all that Sort of Thing."

XI. "Macrorie, my Boy, have you been to Anderson's yet?" "No." "Well, then, I want you to attend to that Business of the Stone to morrow. Don't forget the Size Four Feet by Eighteen Inches; and nothing but the Name and Date. The Time's come at last. There's no Place for me but the Cold Grave, where the Pensive Passer by may drop a Tear over the Mournful Fate of Jack Randolph. Amen. R. I. P."

XII. My Adventures Rehearsed to Jack Randolph. "My dear Fellow, you don't say so!" "'Pon my Life, yes." "By Jove! Old Chap, how close you've been! You just have no End of Secrets. And what's become of the Lady? Who is She?"

XIII. "Advertising!!!"

XIV. A Concert. A Singular Character. "God Save the Queen." A Fenian. A General Row. Macrorie to the Rescue! Macrorie's Maiden Speech, and its effectiveness. O'Halloran. A Strange Companion. Invited to partake of Hospitality.

XV. The O'Halloran Ladies. Their Appearance. Their Ages. Their Dress. Their Demeanor. Their Culture, Polish, Education, Rank, Style, Attainments, and all about them.

XVI. The Daily Paper.

XVII. "Somethin' Warrum."

XVIII. The Following Morning. Appearance of Jack Randolph. A New Complication. The Three Oranges. Desperate Efforts of the Juggler. How to make full, ample, complete, and most satisfactory Explanations. Miss Phillips! The Widow!! Number Three!!! Louie rapidly rising into greater prominence on the Mental and Sentimental horizon of Jack Randolph.

XIX. O'Halloran's again. A Startling Revelation. The Lady of the Ice. Found at Last. Confusion, Embarrassment, Reticence, and Shyness, succeeded by Wit, Fascination, Laughter, and Witching Smiles.

XX. "Our Symposium," as O'Halloran called it. High and mighty Discourse. General inspection of Antiquity by a Learned Eye. A Discourse upon the "Oioneesoizin" of the English language. Homeric Translations. O'Halloran And Burns. A new Epoch for the Brogue. The Dinner of Achilles and the Palace of Antinous.

XXI. Jack once more. The Woes of a Lover. Not Wisely but too Many. While Jack is telling his Little Story, the ones whom he thus entertains have a Separate Meeting. The Bursting of the Storm. The Letter of "Number Three." The Widow and Miss Phillips. Jack has to avail himself of the aid of a Chaplain of Her Majesty's Forces. Jack an Injured Man.

XXII. I Reveal my Secret. Tremendous effects of the Revelation. Mutual Explanations, which are by no means Satisfactory... Continue reading book >>

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