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The Master of Appleby A Novel Tale Concerning Itself in Part with the Great Struggle in the Two Carolinas; but Chiefly with the Adventures Therein of Two Gentlemen Who Loved One and the Same Lady   By: (1856-1930)

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THE MASTER OF APPLEBY

A Novel Tale Concerning Itself in Part with the Great Struggle in the Two Carolinas; but Chiefly with the Adventures Therein of Two Gentlemen Who Loved One and the Same Lady

by

FRANCIS LYNDE

Illustrations by T. de Thulstrup

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers Copyright 1902 The Bowen Merrill Company October

TO Mr. Edward G. Richmond OF CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, WHOSE KINDNESS AND ENCOURAGEMENT MUST ALWAYS BE HELD IN LIVELY REMEMBRANCE BY THE AUTHOR THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED

[Illustration: But now I was fronting death and could be as firm as she]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I I WHET MY FATHER'S SWORD 1

II KNITS UP SOME BROKEN ENDS 15

III MY ENEMY SCORES FIRST 25

IV MAY BE PASSED OVER LIGHTLY 36

V I LOST WHAT I HAD NEVER GAINED 47

VI RED WRATH MAY HEAL A WOUND 60

VII MY LADY HATH NO PART 75

VIII I TASTE THE QUALITY OF MERCY 88

IX A GOLDEN KEY UNLOCKED A DOOR 98

X A FORLORN HOPE CAME TO GRIEF 107

XI A LIE WAS MADE THE VERY TRUTH 114

XII THE NEWS CAME TO UNWELCOME EARS 129

XIII A PILGRIMAGE BEGINS 141

XIV THE BARONET PLAYED ROUGE ET NOIR 150

XV A HATCHET SINGS A MAN TO SLEEP 164

XVI JENNIFER THREW A MAIN WITH DEATH 171

XVII LOVE TOOK TOLL OF FRIENDSHIP 183

XVIII WE HEAR NEWS FROM THE SOUTH 194

XIX A STUMBLING HORSE BROUGHT TIDINGS 207

XX WE STRIVE AS MEN TO RUN A RACE 217

XXI WE KEPT LENTEN VIGILS IN TRINITYTIDE 228

XXII THE FATES GAVE LARGESS OF DESPAIR 235

XXIII WE KEPT THE FEAST OF BITTER HERBS 251

XXIV WE FOUND THE SUNKEN VALLEY 259

XXV UNCANOOLA TRAPPED THE GREAT BEAR 269

XXVI THE CHARRED STICK FOR A GUIDE 279

XXVII A KING'S TROOPER BECAME A WASTREL 287

XXVIII I SADDLE THE BLACK MARE 296

XXIX HAVING DANCED, WE PAY THE PIPER 309

XXX EPHRAIM YATES PRAYED FOR HIS ENEMIES 324

XXXI WE MAKE A FORCED MARCH 336

XXXII I AM BEDDED IN A GARRET 351

XXXIII I HEAR CHANCEFUL TIDINGS 361

XXXIV I MET A GREAT LORD AS MAN TO MAN 369

XXXV I FIGHT THE DEVIL WITH FIRE 376

XXXVI I RODE POST ON THE KING'S BUSINESS 382

XXXVII WHAT BEFELL AT KING'S CREEK 395

XXXVIII WE FIND THE GUN MAKER 412

XXXIX THE THUNDER OF THE CAPTAINS 418

XL VAE VICTIS 432

XLI I PLAYED THE HOST AT MY OWN FIRESIDE 446

XLII MY LORD HAS HIS MARCHING ORDERS 454

XLIII I DRINK A DISH OF TEA 460

XLIV WE COME TO THE BEGINNING OF THE END 470

XLV WE FIND WHAT WE NEVER SOUGHT 480

XLVI OUR PIECE MISSED FIRE AT HARNDON ACRES 488

XLVII ARMS AND THE MAN 505

XLVIII WE KEPT TRYST AT APPLEBY 517

XLIX A LAWYER HATH HIS FEE 531

L RICHARD COVERDALE'S DEBT WAS PAID 549

LI THE GOOD CAUSE GAINS A CONVERT 562

LII BRINGS US TO THE JOURNEY'S END 573

CHAPTER I

IN WHICH I WHET MY FATHER'S SWORD

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