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The Strollers   By: (1866-1922)

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THE STROLLERS

By FREDERIC S. ISHAM

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

HARRISON FISHER

INDIANAPOLIS

THE BOWEN MERRILL COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright 1902

The Bowen Merrill Company

March

PRESS OF

BRAUNWORTH & CO.

BOOKBINDERS AND PRINTERS

BROOKLYN, N. Y.

THE STROLLERS

CONTENTS

PROLOGUE PAGE THE MARQUIS' HONEYMOON 3

BOOK I

ON THE CIRCUIT IN THE WILDERNESS

CHAPTER I THE TRAVELERS' FRIEND 11 II A NEW ARRIVAL 33 III AN INCOMPREHENSIBLE VENTURE 48 IV "GREEN GROW THE RUSHES, O!" 59 V A CONFERENCE IN THE KITCHEN 72 VI THE DEPARTURE OF THE CHARIOT 80 VII SOJOURNING IN ARCADIA 87 VIII FLIPPING THE SHILLING 99 IX SAMPLING THE VINTAGES 111 X SEALING THE COMPACT 122 XI THE QUEST OF THE SOLDIER 136 XII AN ECCENTRIC JAILER 144 XIII THE COMING OF LITTLE THUNDER 156 XIV THE ATTACK ON THE MANOR 172 XV A HASTY EXIT 178 XVI THE COUNCIL AT THE TOWN PUMP 190 XVII THE HAND FERRY 203

BOOK II

DESTINY AND THE MARIONETTES

CHAPTER I THE FASTIDIOUS MARQUIS 211 II "ONLY AN INCIDENT" 224 III AT THE RACES 232 IV LEAR AND JULIET 250 V THE MEETING BENEATH THE OAKS 266 VI A BLOT IN THE 'SCUTCHEON 275 VII A CYNICAL BARD 287 VIII THE SWEETEST THING IN NATURE 308 IX A DEBUT IN THE CRESCENT CITY 321 X LAUGHTER AND TEARS 333 XI THE PASSING OF A FINE GENTLEMAN 342 XII IN THE OLD CEMETERY 360 XIII AN INCONGRUOUS RÔLE 370

BOOK III

THE FINAL CUE

CHAPTER I OVERLOOKING THE COURT YARD 387 II ONLY A SHADOW 399 III FROM GARRET TO GARDEN 412 IV "THE BEST OF LIFE" 420 V THE LAWYER'S TIDINGS 428 VI THE COUNCIL OF WAR 436 VII A MEETING ON THE MOUNT 450 VIII A FAIR PENITENT 464 IX "COMUS' MISTICK WITCHERIES" 476 X CONSTANCE AND THE SOLDIER 488

PROLOGUE

THE MARQUIS' HONEYMOON

Old Drury Lane rang with applause for the performance of Madame Carew. Of British French parentage, she was a recognized peer among the favorite actresses on the English stage and a woman whose attractions of face and manner were of a high order. She came naturally by her talents, being a descendant of Madame de Panilnac, famed as an actress, confidante of Louise Benedicte, Duchess du Maine, who originated the celebrated nuits blanches at Sceaux during the close of Louis XIV's reign... Continue reading book >>




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