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THE SLAVE OF SILENCE

[Illustration: "Nothing daunted, the pair made a rush at Berrington who fired right and left." FRONTISPIECE. See page 191. ]

THE SLAVE OF SILENCE

BY

F. M. WHITE

AUTHOR OF "TREGARTHEN'S WIFE" "THE WHITE BATTALION" "THE ROBE OF LUCIFER" ETC ETC

ILLUSTRATED

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1906

Copyright, 1904, BY FRED M. WHITE.

Copyright, 1906, BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

All Rights Reserved

Published November, 1906

Printers S. J. PARKHILL & CO., BOSTON, U. S. A.

CONTENTS

PAGE

CHAPTER I 1

CHAPTER II 9

CHAPTER III 17

CHAPTER IV 25

CHAPTER V 33

CHAPTER VI 41

CHAPTER VII 49

CHAPTER VIII 57

CHAPTER IX 65

CHAPTER X 73

CHAPTER XI 81

CHAPTER XII 89

CHAPTER XIII 97

CHAPTER XIV 105

CHAPTER XV 113

CHAPTER XVI 121

CHAPTER XVII 129

CHAPTER XVIII 137

CHAPTER XIX 145

CHAPTER XX 153

CHAPTER XXI 161

CHAPTER XXII 169

CHAPTER XXIII 177

CHAPTER XXIV 185

CHAPTER XXV 193

CHAPTER XXVI 201

CHAPTER XXVII 209

CHAPTER XXVIII 217

CHAPTER XXIX 225

CHAPTER XXX 233

CHAPTER XXXI 241

CHAPTER XXXII 249

CHAPTER XXXIII 256

CHAPTER XXXIV 264

CHAPTER XXXV 272

CHAPTER XXXVI 280

CHAPTER XXXVII 288

CHAPTER XXXVIII 296

CHAPTER XXXIX 304

CHAPTER XL 312

ILLUSTRATIONS

"Nothing daunted, the pair made a rush at Berrington, who fired right and left" Frontispiece

"Richford stood there shaking and quivering with passion" Page 49

"The police officer looked suspiciously at the figure" " 107

THE SLAVE OF SILENCE

CHAPTER I

The girl turned away from the splendour of it and laid her aching head against the cool windowpane. A hansom flashed along in the street below with just a glimpse of a pretty laughing girl in it with a man by her side. From another part of the Royal Palace Hotel came sounds of mirth and gaiety. All the world seemed to be happy, to night, perhaps to mock the misery of the girl with her head against the windowpane.

And yet on the face of it, Beatrice Darryll's lines seemed to have fallen in pleasant places. She was young and healthy, and, in the eyes of her friends, beautiful. Still, the startling pallor of her face was in vivid contrast with the dead black dress she wore, a dress against which her white arms and throat stood out like ivory on a back ground of ebony and silver. There was no colour about the girl at all, save for the warm, ripe tone of her hair and the deep, steadfast blue of her eyes. Though her face was cold and scornful, she would not have given the spectator the impression of coldness, only utter weariness and a tiredness of life at the early age of twenty two... Continue reading book >>




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