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The Streets of Ascalon Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esqre.   By: (1865-1933)

The Streets of Ascalon Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esqre. by Robert W. Chambers

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THE STREETS OF ASCALON

Works of Robert W. Chambers

The Streets of Ascalon Blue Bird Weather Japonette The Adventures of a Modest Man The Danger Mark Special Messenger The Firing Line The Younger Set The Fighting Chance Some Ladies in Haste The Tree of Heaven The Tracer of Lost Persons A Young Man in a Hurry Lorraine Maids of Paradise Ashes of Empire The Red Republic Outsiders The Common Law Ailsa Paige The Green Mouse Iole The Reckoning The Maid at Arms Cardigan The Haunts of Men The Mystery of Choice The Cambric Mask The Maker of Moons The King in Yellow In Search of the Unknown The Conspirators A King and a Few Dukes In the Quarter

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Garden Land Forest Land River Land Mountain Land Orchard Land Outdoor Land Hide and Seek in Forest Land

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK

[Illustration: "She excused the witness and turned her back to the looking glass."]

The STREETS OF ASCALON

Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esq.

BY

ROBERT W. CHAMBERS

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

CHARLES DANA GIBSON

NEW YORK AND LONDON

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

1912

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY

ROBERT W. CHAMBERS

Copyright, 1912, by The International Magazine Company

Published, September, 1912

Printed in the United States of America

TO

EULALIE ASHMORE

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

BETWEEN PAGES

"She excused the witness and turned her back to the looking glass" Frontispiece

"Westguard, colossal in his armour, gazed gloomily around at the gorgeous spectacle" 24 25

"Jingling, fluttering, gems clashing musically, the Byzantine dancer, besieged by adorers, deftly evaded their pressing gallantries" 30 31

"'To our new friendship, Monsieur Harlequin!' she said lightly" 52 53

"Strelsa, propped on her pillows, was still intent on her newspapers" 60 61

"'A perfect scandal, child. The suppers those young men give there!'" 78 79

"'Is Mrs. Leeds well?' he ventured at length, reddening again" 86 87

"'I write,' said Westguard, furious, 'because I have a message to deliver '" 98 99

"'Never mind geography, child; tell me about the men!'" 116 117

"Strelsa, curled up on a divan ... listened to his departure with quiet satisfaction" 126 127

"'Do you remember our first toast?' he asked, smiling" 128 129

"Once more, according to the newspapers, her engagement to Sir Charles was expected to be announced" 172 173

"All stacked up pell mell in the back yard and regarded in amazement by the neighbors" 178 179

"A fortnight later Strelsa wrote to Quarren for the first time in nearly two months" 190 191

"'I say, Quarren does this old lady hang next to the battered party in black?'" 194 195

"'I didn't tell Strelsa that you were coming,' she whispered" 210 211

"So he took the lake path and presently rounded a sharp curve" 214 215

"'The old ones are the best,' she commented" 228 229

"Strelsa in the library, pulling on her gloves, was silent witness to a pantomime unmistakable" 246 247

"A high and soulful tenor voice was singing 'Perfumes of Araby'" 272 273

"She came about noon a pale young girl, very slim in her limp black gown" 280 281

Jessie Vining 290 291

"'In the evenings sometimes Miss Vining remains and dines with Dankmere and myself at some near restaurant'" 302 303

"'If you'll let me, I'll stand by you, darling'" 328 329

"'Is it to be Sir Charles after all, darling?' she asked caressingly" 346 347

"'And it is to be your last breakfast'" 374 375

Strelsa Leeds 380 381

"'Let him loose, Quarren,' said Sprowl" 416 417

"'I wanted to surprise you,' he explained feebly" 424 425

" Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Ascalon... Continue reading book >>




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