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The Red City A Novel of the Second Administration of President Washington   By: (1829-1914)

The Red City A Novel of the Second Administration of President Washington by S. Weir Mitchell

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THE RED CITY

A Novel of the Second Administration of President Washington

by

S. WEIR MITCHELL, M.D., LL.D.

With Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller

[Decoration]

New York The Century Co. 1908

Copyright, 1907, 1908, by The Century Co.

Published October, 1908

TO

WM. D. HOWELLS

IN PAYMENT OF A DEBT LONG OWED TO A MASTER OF FICTION AND TO A FRIEND OF MANY YEARS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I 3 CHAPTER II 18 CHAPTER III 38 CHAPTER IV 52 CHAPTER V 64 CHAPTER VI 77 CHAPTER VII 90 CHAPTER VIII 107 CHAPTER IX 132 CHAPTER X 144 CHAPTER XI 159 CHAPTER XII 176 CHAPTER XIII 196 CHAPTER XIV 207 CHAPTER XV 224 CHAPTER XVI 241 CHAPTER XVII 254 CHAPTER XVIII 263 CHAPTER XIX 273 CHAPTER XX 285 CHAPTER XXI 305 CHAPTER XXII 318 CHAPTER XXIII 326 CHAPTER XXIV 341 CHAPTER XXV 347 CHAPTER XXVI 377 CHAPTER XXVII 401 L'envoi 421

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

She stood still, amazed Frontispiece

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As they struck, he called out, "Yvonne!" 13

With a quick movement she threw the big stallion in front of Ça Ira 69

"Well played!" cried Schmidt "the jest and the rapier" 113

"Thou canst not shoe my conscience" 153

René struggled in Schmidt's arms, wild with rage 247

She threw the fairy tissue about Pearl's head, smiling as she considered the effect 289

"I know, I know, but " 337

"Then I beg to resign my position" 367

"Not to day, children, not to day" 409

THE RED CITY

THE RED CITY

A NOVEL OF THE SECOND ADMINISTRATION OF WASHINGTON

I.

About five in the afternoon on the 23d of May, 1792, the brig Morning Star of Bristol, John Maynard, master, with a topgallant breeze after her, ran into Delaware Bay in mid channel between Cape May and Cape Henlopen. Here was the only sunshine they had seen in three weeks. The captain, liking the warmth on his broad back, glanced up approvingly at mast and rigging. "She's a good one," he said, and noting the ship powdered white with her salt record of the sea's attentions, he lighted a pipe and said aloud, "She's salted like Christmas pork." As he spoke, he cast an approving eye on a young fellow who sat at ease in the lower rigging, laughing as the brig rolled over and a deluge of water flushed the deck and made the skipper on the after hatch lift his feet out of the way of the wash... Continue reading book >>




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