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The Secret of the Storm Country   By: (1868-1957)

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[Illustration: "I CAST THE FIRST STONE," HE SAID SWIFTLY]

THE SECRET OF THE STORM COUNTRY

BY GRACE MILLER WHITE

AUTHOR OF TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY, ROSE O' PARADISE, ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY LUCIUS W. HITCHCOCK

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

Made in the United States of America

Copyright, 1916, by Woman's World.

Copyright, 1917, by Woman's World.

Copyright, 1917, by The H. K. Fly Company.

I Lovingly Dedicate this Book to Lil And Arthur Miller

CONTENTS

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I. The Squatter Folk 9 II. The Coming of Andy Bishop 16 III. Tessibel Meets Waldstricker 25 IV. Tess and Frederick 33 V. A Gossip With "Satisfied" 38 VI. Waldstricker Makes a Proposal 44 VII. Waldstricker and Mother Moll 53 VIII. Tessibel's Marriage 58 IX. The Musicale 64 X. A Victim of Circumstances 72 XI. Frederick Intimidated 80 XII. Making Ready for the Warden 86 XIII. Sandy Proposes to Tess 94 XIV. The Warden's Coming 99 XV. The Search 105 XVI. Tessibel's Secret 112 XVII. Tessibel's Prayer 124 XVIII. A Letter 131 XIX. Its Answer 137 XX. Madelene Complains to Ebenezer 144 XXI. The End of the Honeymoon 149 XXII. The Repudiation 152 XXIII. The Quarrel 159 XXIV. Waldstricker Interferes 164 XXV. The Summons 168 XXVI. The Churching 171 XXVII. Daddy Skinner's Death 182 XXVIII. Young Discovers Andy 189 XXIX. The Vigil 195 XXX. Sandy Comes to Grief 202 XXXI. Waldstricker's Threat 207 XXXII. Helen's Message 211 XXXIII. Hands Stronger Than Waldstricker's 215 XXXIV. Love Air Everywhere the Hull Time 222 XXXV. Boy Skinner 227 XXXVI. Deforrest Decides 232 XXXVII. The New Home 238 XXXVIII. Dinner at Waldstricker's 244 XXXIX. Father and Son 250 XL. Husband and Wife 256 XLI. Tessibel's Discovery 261 XLII. A Man's Arm at the Window 266 XLIII. Sandy's Job 271 XLIV. Sandy's Visit 276 XLV. Andy Vindicated 279 XLVI. Sandy's Courting 286 XLVII. Waldstricker's Anger 294 XLVIII. The Sins of the Parents 302 XLIX. Tessibel and Elsie 311 L. Tessibel's Vision 321 LI. The Christmas Guest 328 LII. The Storm 334 LIII. The Happy Day 339

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"I cast the first stone," he said swiftly Frontispiece

"I will," gritted Waldstricker, in spite of himself interested in the old woman's revelations 30

"I was wonderin' little one, when you say your prayers, if you'd pipe one for me?" 111

"Hush!" he cried, "Haven't you any heart?" 157

CHAPTER I

THE SQUATTER FOLK

The lazy warmth of a May afternoon, the spring following Orn Skinner's release from Auburn Prison, was reflected in the attitudes of three men lounging on the shore in front of "Satisfied" Longman's shack... Continue reading book >>




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