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The Root of Evil   By: (1864-1946)

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THE ROOT OF EVIL

A Novel

by

THOMAS DIXON

Author of "The Leopard's Spots," "The Clansman," "The One Woman," Etc.

Illustrated by George Wright

[Illustration: " He turned and saw Nan "]

Garden City New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1911

All Rights Reserved, Including That of Translation into Foreign Languages, Including the Scandinavian

Copyright, 1911. by Thomas Dixon

Published, January, 1912

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MY FATHER THE REVEREND THOMAS DIXON 1820 1909

CONTENTS

BOOK I THE SEED

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A Star Boarder 3

II. Things Beyond Price 15

III. A Lovers' Quarrel 20

IV. Mr. Bivens Calls 33

V. An Issue is Forced 41

VI. The Forgotten Man 48

VII. A Vision 57

VIII. Struggle 64

IX. Despair 82

X. Groping 90

XI. Illumination 96

BOOK II THE ROOT

I. An Old Perfume 110

II. An Intruder 123

III. A Straight Tip 127

IV. Every Man's Shadow 133

V. Gathering Clouds 143

VI. The Storm Breaks 153

VII. At the King's Command 162

VIII. A Ray of Sunlight 168

IX. Beneath the Skin 174

X. The Demigod 184

XI. The Lamp of Aladdin 187

XII. Temptation 201

XIII. The Forbidden Land 209

XIV. An Aftermath 221

XV. Confession 230

XVI. The Unbidden Guest 235

XVII. Some Inside Facts 242

XVIII. The Dance of Death 259

XIX. The Last Illusion 272

XX. The Parting of the Ways 287

XXI. A Plea for Justice 303

BOOK III THE FLOWER

I. The Devil Smiles 315

II. Beside Beautiful Waters 321

III. The Tempter's Voice 333

IV. The Mockery of the Sun 348

V. A Trump Card 353

VI. Through Purple Curtains 366

VII. The Land of the Sky 374

VIII. The White Messenger 392

IX. The Eyes of Pity 402

X. An Epilogue 407

ILLUSTRATIONS

"He turned and saw Nan" Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"'I was seeing a vision, little pal'" 104

"He hurled him down the steps" 180

"'I must save her. I must be cunning'" 284

"Nan looked at him in despair" 386

THE ROOT OF EVIL

LEADING CHARACTERS OF THE STORY

SCENE: New York and the Mountains of North Carolina

TIME: 1898 to 1907

JAMES STUART, a young Southerner in New York. NAN PRIMROSE, his fiancée. MRS. PRIMROSE, her mother. JOHN C. CALHOUN BIVENS, a millionaire. DR. HENRY WOODMAN, who loves his neighbour. HARRIET, his daughter. HIS MAJESTY, the King of America.

THE ROOT OF EVIL

Book 1 The Seed

CHAPTER I

A STAR BOARDER

At the end of a warm spring day in New York, James Stuart sat in the open window of his room on Washington Square, smiling... Continue reading book >>




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