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Prince Fortunatus   By: (1841-1898)

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[Illustration: " She dragged off the engagement ring, and dashed it on the floor in front of his feet. " See p. 335.]

PRINCE FORTUNATUS

A Novel

BY

WILLIAM BLACK

AUTHOR OF "A PRINCESS OF THULE" "MACLEOD OF DARE" "IN FAR LOCHABER" ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE 1905

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A REHEARSAL 5

II. THE GREAT GOD PAN 21

III. NINA 37

IV. COUNTRY AND TOWN 55

V. WARS AND RUMORS 78

VI. A DEPARTURE 90

VII. IN STRATHAIVRON 106

VIII. THE TWELFTH 123

IX. VENATOR IMMEMOR 142

X. AIVRON AND GEINIG 159

XI. THE PHANTOM STAG 174

XII. A GLOBE OF GOLD FISH 192

XIII. A NEW EXPERIENCE 207

XIV. A MAGNANIMOUS RIVAL 225

XV. "LET THE STRUCKEN DEER GO WEEP" 243

XVI. AN AWAKENING 259

XVII. A CRISIS 276

XVIII. AN INVOCATION 294

XIX. ENTRAPPED 310

XX. IN DIRER STRAITS 326

XXI. IN A DEN OF LIONS, AND THEREAFTER 342

XXII. PRIUS DEMENTAT 359

XXIII. A MEMORABLE DAY 376

XXIV. FRIENDS IN NEED 393

XXV. CHANGES 410

XXVI. TOWARDS THE DAWN 425

XXVII. A REUNION 430

ILLUSTRATIONS.

"SHE DRAGGED OFF THE ENGAGEMENT RING, AND DASHED IT ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF HIS FEET" Frontispiece.

"'YOU SAY AT YOUR FEET THAT I WEPT IN DESPAIR'" Facing p. 18

"WHEN THEY HAD FINISHED SUPPER, LIONEL MOORE LIT A CIGARETTE, AND HIS FRIEND A BRIAR ROOT PIPE" " 34

"THEY PASSED IN THROUGH THE GATE, AND FOUND THE DOOR LEFT OPEN FOR THEM" " 64

"AND YET HERE WAS THIS GIRL WATCHING COOLLY AND CRITICALLY THE MOTION OF THE LINE" " 116

"CAUTIOUSLY OLD ROBERT CREPT DOWN. WHEN HE WAS CLOSE TO THE WATER, HE BARED HIS RIGHT ARM AND GRASPED THE GAFF BY THE HANDLE" " 170

"ROBERT GOT THE SMALL PARCELS AND THE DRINKING CUPS OUT OF THE BAG, AND ARRANGED THEM ON THE WARM TURF" " 198

"AND NINA, HANGING SOME WAY BACK, COULD SEE THEM BEING PRESENTED TO MISS BURGOYNE" " 252

"'WHY, YOU SEEM TO KNOW EVERYBODY, MR. MOORE!' SHE SAID TO HIM, WITH A SMILE" " 264

"HE THREW HIS ARMS ON THE TABLE BEFORE HIM, AND HID HIS FACE" " 310

"AND AGAIN SHE FILLED UP HIS GLASS, WHICH HE HAD NOT EMPTIED" " 322

"THERE WAS A SLIGHT TOUCH OF COLOR VISIBLE ON THE GRACIOUS FOREHEAD WHEN SHE OFFERED HIM HER HAND" " 346

"HE UTTERED A LOUD SHRIEK, AND STRUGGLED WILDLY TO RAISE HIMSELF" " 394

"SHE THREW HERSELF ON HER KNEES BY THE BEDSIDE AND SEIZED HIS HAND" " 400

"MAURICE WALKED BACK UNTIL HE FOUND A GATE, ENTERED, AND WENT FORWARD AND OVERTOOK HER" " 420

"I HAVE AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT LETTER TO SEND OFF" " 430

PRINCE FORTUNATUS.

CHAPTER I.

A REHEARSAL.

When the curtain fell on the last act of "The Squire's Daughter," the comedy opera that had taken all musical London by storm, a tall and elegant young English matron and her still taller brother rose from their places in the private box they had been occupying, and made ready to depart; and he had just assisted her to put on her long skirted coat of rose red plush when an attendant made his appearance... Continue reading book >>




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