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Mrs. Cliff's Yacht   By: (1834-1902)

Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank Richard Stockton

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MRS. CLIFF'S YACHT

[Illustration: BURKE DETERMINED TO GET NEAR ENOUGH TO HAIL THE DUNKERY BEACON]

MRS. CLIFF'S YACHT

BY

FRANK R. STOCKTON

ILLUSTRATED BY A. FORESTIER

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1896

COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

NORWOOD PRESS

J. S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith

Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. ALONE WITH HER WEALTH 1

II. WILLY CROUP DOESN'T KNOW 7

III. MISS NANCY SHOTT 16

IV. A LAUNCH INTO A NEW LIFE 25

V. A FUR TRIMMED OVERCOAT AND A SILK HAT 36

VI. A TEMPERANCE LARK 45

VII. MR. BURKE ACCEPTS A RESPONSIBILITY 59

VIII. MR. BURKE BEGINS TO MAKE THINGS MOVE IN PLAINTON 68

IX. A MEETING OF HEIRS 80

X. THE INTELLECT OF MISS INCHMAN 92

XI. THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW DINING ROOM 99

XII. THE THORPEDYKE SISTERS 109

XIII. MONEY HUNGER 114

XIV. WILLY CROUP AS A PHILANTHROPIC DIPLOMATIST 121

XV. MISS NANCY MAKES A CALL 128

XVI. MR. BURKE MAKES A CALL 135

XVII. MRS. CLIFF'S YACHT 147

XVIII. THE DAWN OF THE GROVE OF THE INCAS 156

XIX. THE "SUMMER SHELTER" 162

XX. THE SYNOD 169

XXI. A TELEGRAM FROM CAPTAIN HORN 173

XXII. THE "SUMMER SHELTER" GOES TO SEA 182

XXIII. WILLY CROUP COMES TO THE FRONT 192

XXIV. CHANGES ON THE "SUMMER SHELTER" 203

XXV. A NOTE FOR CAPTAIN BURKE 218

XXVI. "WE'LL STICK TO SHIRLEY!" 228

XXVII. ON BOARD THE "DUNKERY BEACON" 235

XXVIII. THE PEOPLE ON THE "MONTEREY" 247

XXIX. THE "VITTORIO" FROM GENOA 254

XXX. THE BATTLE OF THE MERCHANT SHIPS 264

XXXI. "SHE BACKED!" 273

XXXII. A HEAD ON THE WATER 279

XXXIII. 11° 30' 19" N. LAT. by 56° 10' 19" W. LONG. 286

XXXIV. PLAINTON, MAINE 298

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

BURKE DETERMINED TO GET NEAR ENOUGH TO HAIL THE "DUNKERY BEACON" Frontispiece

THE GENTLEMAN RAISED HIS HAT AND ASKED IF MRS. CLIFF LIVED THERE 42

MRS. CLIFF'S INVITATION WAS DISCUSSED WITH LIVELY APPRECIATION 170

THERE, FASTENED AGAINST THE FORE MAST, WAS A LARGE PIECE OF PAPER 194

WHEN SHIRLEY WENT ON DECK HE WAS MUCH PLEASED TO SEE THE "SUMMER SHELTER" 238

BANKER COULD NOT HOLD BACK 270

HE SEIZED IT AND RAISED IT TO HIS SHOULDER 290

WILLY SAT AND LOOKED AT HIM 312

MRS. CLIFF'S YACHT

CHAPTER I

ALONE WITH HER WEALTH

On a beautiful September afternoon in a handsome room of one of the grand, up town hotels in New York sat Mrs... Continue reading book >>




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