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The Little Red Chimney Being the Love Story of a Candy Man   By: (1862-)

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THE LITTLE RED CHIMNEY

[Illustration: THE CANDY MAN]

The Little Red Chimney

Being the Love Story of a Candy Man

BY MARY FINLEY LEONARD

Illustrations in Silhouette by KATHARINE GASSAWAY

New York Duffield & Company 1914

Copyright, 1914, by DUFFIELD & COMPANY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

In which the curtain rises on the Candy Wagon, and the leading characters are thrown together in a perfectly logical manner by Fate.

CHAPTER II

In which the Candy Man walks abroad in citizen's clothes, and is mistaken for a person of wealth and social importance.

CHAPTER III

In which the Little Red Chimney appears on the horizon, but without a clue to its importance. In which also the Candy Man has a glimpse of high life and is foolishly depressed by it.

CHAPTER IV

In which the Candy Man again sees the Grey Suit, and Virginia continues the story of the Little Red Chimney.

CHAPTER V

In which the double life of the heroine is explained, and Augustus McAllister proves an alibi.

CHAPTER VI

In which Margaret Elizabeth is discussed at the Breakfast Table; in which also, later on, she and Virginia and Uncle Bob talk before the fire, and in which finally Margaret Elizabeth seeks consolation by relating to Uncle Bob her adventure in the park.

CHAPTER VII

Shows how the Candy Wagon is visited in behalf of the Squirrel, and how pride suffers a fall; how Miss Bentley turns to Vedantic Philosophy to drown her annoyance, and discovers how hard it is to forget when you wish to.

CHAPTER VIII

In which the Miser's past history is touched upon; which shows how his solitude is again invaded, and how he makes a new friend.

CHAPTER IX

Shows how Miss Bentley and the Reporter take refuge in a cave, and how, in the course of the conversation which follows, she hears something which disposes her to feel more kindly toward the Candy Man; shows also how Uncle Bob proves faithless to his trust and his niece finds herself locked out in consequence.

CHAPTER X

In which the Little Red Chimney keeps Festival, and the Candy Man receives an unexpected invitation.

CHAPTER XI

In which a radical change of atmosphere is at once noticed; which shows how Miss Bentley repents of a too coming on disposition, and lends an ear to the advantages of wealth.

CHAPTER XII

Which shows Miss Bentley recovering from a fit of what Uncle Bob calls Cantankerousness; in which a shipwrecked letter is brought to light, and Dr. Prue is called again to visit the child of the Park Superintendent.

CHAPTER XIII

In which the Candy Man relates his story, and the Miser comes upon Volume I of the shabby book with the funny name.

CHAPTER XIV

Shows how Mrs. Gerrard Pennington, unhappy and distraught, beseeches Uncle Bob to help her save Margaret Elizabeth; also how Mr. Gerrard Pennington comes to the rescue, and how in the end his wife submits gracefully to the inevitable, which is not so bad after all.

CHAPTER XV

In which the Fairy Godmother Society is again mentioned, among other things.

ILLUSTRATIONS

THE CANDY MAN

MARGARET ELIZABETH

VIRGINIA

DR. PRUE

UNCLE BOB

THE MISER

COUSIN AUGUSTUS

MRS. GERRARD PENNINGTON

To George Madden Martin

THE LITTLE RED CHIMNEY

CHAPTER ONE

In which the curtain rises on the Candy Wagon, and the leading characters are thrown together in a perfectly logical manner by Fate .

The Candy Wagon stood in its accustomed place on the Y.M.C.A. corner. The season was late October, and the leaves from the old sycamores, in league with the east wind, after waging a merry war with the janitor all morning, had swept, a triumphant host, across the broad sidewalk, to lie in heaps of golden brown along the curb and beneath the wheels of the Candy Wagon. In the intervals of trade, never brisk before noon, the Candy Man had watched the game, taking sides with the leaves... Continue reading book >>




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