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The Opened Shutters   By: (1854-1927)

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THE OPENED SHUTTERS

A Novel

by

CLARA LOUISE BURNHAM

By Clara Louise Burnham

THE OPENED SHUTTERS. Illustrated, 12mo, $1.50. JEWEL: A CHAPTER IN HER LIFE. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50. JEWEL'S STORY BOOK. Illustrated, 12mo, $1.50. THE RIGHT PRINCESS. 12mo, $1.50. MISS PRITCHARD'S WEDDING TRIP. 12mo, $1.50. YOUNG MAIDS AND OLD. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. DEARLY BOUGHT. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. NO GENTLEMEN. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. A SANE LUNATIC. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. NEXT DOOR. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. THE MISTRESS OF BEECH KNOLL. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. MISS BAGG'S SECRETARY. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. DR. LATIMER. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. SWEET CLOVER. A Romance of the White City. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. THE WISE WOMAN. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. MISS ARCHER ARCHER. 16mo, $1.25. A GREAT LOVE. A Novel. 16mo, $1.25; paper, 50 cents. A WEST POINT WOOING, and Other Stories. 16mo, $1.25.

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. BOSTON AND NEW YORK.

THE OPENED SHUTTERS

A Novel

by

CLARA LOUISE BURNHAM

With Frontispiece by Harrison Fisher

[Illustration: SYLVIA From a drawing by Harrison Fisher ]

Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1906

Copyright 1906 by Clara Louise Burnham All Rights Reserved

Published October 1906

TO C. D. T.

CONTENTS

I. JUDGE TRENT 1

II. MARTHA LACEY 12

III. A RAILWAY TRIP 22

IV. HOTEL FRISBIE 29

V. JUDGE TRENT'S STUDY 43

VI. SYLVIA'S CALLER 57

VII. THE MILL FARM 69

VIII. IN HARBOR 82

IX. EDNA DERWENT 91

X. CAPITULATION 101

XI. THINKRIGHT'S LETTER 112

XII. A LOST OAR 124

XIII. UNCLE AND NIECE 135

XIV. BLIND MAN'S HOLIDAY 146

XV. A FLITTING 155

XVI. EVOLUTION 161

XVII. THE ROSY CLOUD 170

XVIII. HAWK ISLAND 180

XIX. A NOR'EASTER 189

XX. THE POOL 200

XXI. A SWIMMING LESSON 213

XXII. BLUEBERRYING 222

XXIII. A PHILTRE 228

XXIV. SYLVIA'S MYSTERY 239

XXV. THE LITTLE RIFT 248

XXVI. REVELATION 257

XXVII. MISUNDERSTANDING 265

XXVIII. THE POTION 277

XXIX. THE WHITE BAG 288

XXX. THE LIGHT BREAKS 297

XXXI. RECONCILIATION 309

XXXII. A SOFTENED BLOW 321

XXXIII. "LOVE ALONE WILL STAY " 330

THE OPENED SHUTTERS

CHAPTER I

JUDGE TRENT

Judge Trent's chair was tipped back at a comfortable angle for the accommodation of his gaitered feet, which rested against the steam radiator in his private office. There had been a second desk introduced into this sanctum within the last month, and the attitude of the young man seated at it indicated but a brief suspension of business as he looked up to greet his employer... Continue reading book >>




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