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St. Cuthbert's   By: (1868-1946)

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ST. CUTHBERT'S

A NOVEL

ROBERT E. KNOWLES

[Illustration]

New York Chicago Toronto FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY London and Edinburgh

Copyright, 1905, by FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY

First Edition, September, 1905. Second Edition, October, 1905. Third Edition, October 15, 1905. Fourth Edition, November 1905. Fifth Edition, December 1905. Sixth Edition, April, 1906.

New York: 158 Fifth Avenue Chicago: 80 Wabash Avenue Toronto: 27 Richmond Street, W. London: 21 Paternoster Square Edinburgh: 100 Princes Street

To The Canadian Pilgrim Fathers

CONTENTS

I THE TURN OF THE TIDE 9

II A MAN WITH A SECRET 20

III OUR MUTUAL TRIAL 26

IV OUR MUTUAL VERDICT 34

V MY KIRK SESSION 42

VI THE FIRST PARISH ROUND 50

VII "THE CHILD OF THE REGIMENT" 58

VIII "A NEW FOOT ON THE FLOOR" 64

IX "ANGELS UNAWARES" 73

X MY PIOUS PROFLIGATE 78

XI PLUCKING A FIERY BRAND 88

XII "BY THAT SAME TOKEN" 98

XIII WITH THE WORKMEN 106

XIV WITH THE EMPLOYERS 119

XV A BOLD PROPOSAL 128

XVI GEORDIE'S OOT TURN 141

XVII "NOO, THE IN TURN" 154

XVIII HOW ELSIE WON THE GATE 159

XIX A MAIDEN'S LOVE 175

XX A FATHER'S CRUCIFIXION 187

XXI THE OLD PRECENTOR'S NEW SONG 199

XXII "THE MILLS OF THE GODS" 215

XXIII A MAIDEN PRIESTESS 229

XXIV THE SWEET SUNNY SOUTH 241

XXV ST. CUTHBERT'S SECOND CALL 258

XXVI LOVE'S SINGING SACRIFICE 276

XXVII THE HIDDEN CRUCIFIX 290

XXVIII THE HEATHERY HILLS 300

XXIX "AND ALL BUT HE DEPARTED" 311

XXX LOVE'S VICTORY OVER SIN 323

XXXI LOVE'S TRIUMPH OVER ALL 330

ST. CUTHBERT'S

I

The TURN of The TIDE

"If you don't get the call you needn't come back here," said my wife to me as I stood upon the door sill, bag in hand, and my hard bought ticket in my pocket.

"Well, dear one, I would be sure of it if they could only see the perquisite that goes along with me."

"You must be more serious, Tom, if you expect great calls; but come inside a minute till I say good bye. When you brought me first to Canada we had half a dozen good byes to every one farewell. Good bye again, and if they don't call you they will deserve what they lose."

Thus spoke my wife, and thus was I despatched on the mission that was big with moment.

It was a wondrous hour that brought to us the invitation which I was now proceeding to accept. Not that we were unhappy because our salary was small; we had not lived by bread alone, and our souls were well content. But my wife had delirious visions, which she affirmed were sane and reasonable, of her husband's coming yet into his own, and indulged every now and then in savage and delicious little declarations of the great misfit, which misfit was in my being the minister of a little church which afforded a little salary and provoked a little fame.

Her other days had been spent in luxury and amid the refinement and the pleasures which money only can provide. And when, our wedding day drawing near apace, I sent her my budget letter, bitterly revealing impecunious facts at which I had before but darkly hinted, and warning her of all the sacrifice which lay beyond, she replied with vehement repudiation of any fears, and in that hour made me rich.

"Cheese and kisses," wrote she, "are considered good fare in my South land for all who have other resources in their hearts." And I mentally averred that half of that would be enough for me... Continue reading book >>




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