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A Monk of Cruta   By: (1866-1946)

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[Transcriber's note: All typographical errors have been corrected. All other inconsistencies in the text, including an unfinished sentence, have been left as is.]

A MONK OF CRUTA

BY

E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM,

Author of "The Peer and the Woman," "A Millionaire of Yesterday," Etc., Etc.

NEW YORK: J. S. OGILVIE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 57 ROSE STREET.

COPYRIGHT, 1894, BY F. TENNYSON NEELY.

A MONK OF CRUTA.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE

I. "THE BLACK ROBED PHANTOM, 'DEATH'" 11

II. "THE NEW ART" 32

III. "THE DANCING GIRL" 39

IV. "ADREA'S DIARY" 47

V. "THE FAR OFF MUTTERING OF THE STORM TO COME" 50

VI. "AN ASHEN GREY DELIGHT" 61

VII. "WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT YOUR MISSION" 73

VIII. "I AM WEARY OF A HOPELESS LOVE" 80

IX. "AH! HOW FAIR MY WEAKNESS FINDS THEE" 91

X. "I AM BUT A SLAVE, AND YET I BID THEE COME" 104

XI. "ADREA'S DIARY" 114

XII. "WE ARE LIKE SHOOTING STARS, WHOSE MEETING IS THEIR RUIN" 122

XIII. "THE PATH THAT LEADS TO MADMEN'S KINGDOMS" 129

XIV. "THE POISON OF HONEY FLOWERS" 136

XV. "AND MOST OF ALL WOULD I FLY FROM THE CRUEL MADNESS OF LOVE" 144

XVI. "'TWIXT YOU AND ME A NOISOME SHADOW CAST" 154

XVII. "IF LOVE YOU CHOOSE, THEN LOVE SHALL BE YOUR RUIN" 159

XVIII. "SOFTLY GLIMMERING THROUGH THE LAURELS AT THE QUIET EVENFALL" 166

XIX. "BLOOD CALLS ALOUD FOR BLOOD AND NOT FOR HANDS ENTWINED" 174

XX. "THE NEW, STRONG WINE OF LOVE" 180

XXI. "ADREA'S DIARY" 185

XXII. "OH! HEART OF STONE, YET FLESH TO ALL SAVE ME" 195

XXIII. "MY LIPS ARE CHARGED WITH TRUTH, AND JUSTICE BIDS ME SPEAK" 206

XXIV. "THE SHATTERED VASE OF LOVE'S MOST HOLY VOWS" 218

XXV. "A BECKONING VOICE FROM OUT A SHADOWY LAND" 224

XXVI. "LATE THOU COMEST, CRUEL THOU HAST BEEN" 232

XXVII. "GRIM FIGURES TRACED BY SORROW'S FIERY HAND" 241

XXVIII. "ADREA'S DIARY" 249

XXIX. "ADREA'S DIARY" 263

XXX. "ADREA'S DIARY" 275

XXXI. "ADREA'S DIARY" 280

XXXII. "THE LORD OF CRUTA" 291

XXXIII. "THE DAWN OF A SHORT, SWEET LIFE" 298

XXXIV. "A VOICE AND FIGURE FROM THE DISTANT PAST" 308

XXXV. "FROM OUT LIFE'S THUNDERS TO A STRANGE, SWEET WORLD" 322

XXXVI. "LOVE THAN DEATH ITSELF MORE STRONG" 329

A MONK OF CRUTA.

CHAPTER I

"THE BLACK ROBED PHANTOM 'DEATH'"

"Father Adrian!"

"I am here!"

"I saw the doctor talking with you aside! How long have I to live? He told you the truth! Repeat his words to me!"

The tall, gaunt young priest drew nearer to the bedside, and shook his head with a slow, pitying gesture.

"The time was short short indeed. Yet, why should you fear? Your confession has been made! I myself have pronounced your absolution; the holy Church has granted to you her most holy sacrament."

"Fear! Bah! I have no fear! It is a matter of calculation. Shall I see morning break?"

"You may; but you will never see the mid day sun... Continue reading book >>




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