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TRUMPS

A Novel

by

GEO. WM. CURTIS

Author of Nile Notes of a Howadji , The Howadji in Syria , The Potiphar Papers , Prue and I , etc.

1861

CONTENTS

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I. SCHOOL BEGINS II. HOPE WAYNE III. AVE MARIA! IV. NIGHT V. PEEWEE PREACHING VI. EXPERIMENTUM CRUCIS VII. CASTLE DANGEROUS VIII. AFTER THE BATTLE IX. NEWS FROM HOME X. BEGINNING TO SKETCH XI. A VERDICT AND A SENTENCE XII. HELP, HO! XIII. SOCIETY XIV. A NEW YORK MERCHANT XV. A SCHOOL BOY NO LONGER XVI. PHILOSOPHY XVII. OF GIRLS AND FLOWERS XVIII. OLD FRIENDS AND NEW XIX. DOG DAYS XX. AUNT MARTHA XXI. THE CAMPAIGN XXII. THE FINE ARTS XXIII. BONIFACE NEWT, SON, & CO., DRY GOODS ON COMMISSION XXXIV. "QUEEN AND HUNTRESS" XXV. A STATESMAN AND STATESWOMAN XXVI. THE PORTRAIT AND THE MINIATURE XXVII. GABRIEL AT HOME XXVIII. BORN TO BE A BACHELOR XXIX. MR. ABEL NEWT, GRAND STREET XXX. CHECK XXXI. AT DELMONICO'S XXXII. MRS. THEODORE KINGFISHER AT HOME. On dansera XXXIII. ANOTHER TURN IN THE WALTZ XXXIV. HEAVEN'S LAST BEST GIFT XXXV. MOTHER IN LAW AND DAUGHTER IN LAW XXXVI. THE BACK WINDOW XXXVII. ABEL NEWT Vice SLIGO MOULTRIE REMOVED XXXVIII. THE DAY AFTER THE WEDDING XXXIX. A FIELD DAY XL. AT THE ROUND TABLE XLI. A LITTLE DINNER XLII. CLEARING AND CLOUDY XLIII. WALKING HOME XLIV. CHURCH GOING XLV. IN CHURCH XLVI. IN ANOTHER CHURCH XLVII. DEATH XLVIII. THE HEIRESS XLIX. A SELECT PARTY L. WINE AND TRUTH LI. A WARNING LII. BREAKFAST LIII. SLIGO MOULTRIE vice ABEL NEWT LIV. CLOUDS AND DARKNESS LV. ARTHUR MERLIN'S GREAT PICTURE LVI. REDIVIVUS LVII. DINING WITH LAWRENCE NEWT LVIII. THE HEALTH OF THE JUNIOR PARTNER LIX. MRS. ALFRED DINKS LX. POLITICS LXI. GONE TO PROTEST LXII. THE CRASH, UP TOWN LXIII. ENDYMION LXIV. DIANA LXV. THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE LXVI. MENTOR AND TELEMACHUS LXVII. WIRES LXVIII. THE INDUSTRIOUS APPRENTICE LXIX. IN AND OUT LXX. THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE LXXI. RICHES HAVE WINGS LXXII. GOOD BY LXXIII. THE BELCH PLATFORM LXXIV. MIDNIGHT LXXV. REMINISCENCE LXXVI. A SOCIAL GLASS LXXVII. FACE TO FACE LXXVIII. FINISHING PICTURES LXXIX. THE LAST THROW LXXX. CLOUDS BREAKING LXXXI. MRS. ALFRED DINKS AT HOME LXXXII. THE LOST IS FOUND LXXXIII. MRS. DELILAH JONES LXXXIV. PROSPECTS OF HAPPINESS LXXXV. GETTING READY LXXXVI. IN THE CITY LXXXVII. A LONG JOURNEY LXXXVIII. WAITING LXXXIX. DUST TO DUST XC. UNDER THE MISLETOE

CHAPTER I.

SCHOOL BEGINS.

Forty years ago Mr. Savory Gray was a prosperous merchant. No gentleman on 'Change wore more spotless linen or blacker broadcloth. His ample white cravat had an air of absolute wisdom and honesty. It was so very white that his fellow merchants could not avoid a vague impression that he had taken the church on his way down town, and had so purified himself for business. Indeed a white cravat is strongly to be recommended as a corrective and sedative of the public mind. Its advantages have long been familiar to the clergy; and even, in some desperate cases, politicians have found a resort to it of signal benefit. There are instructive instances, also, in banks and insurance offices of the comfort and value of spotless linen. Combined with highly polished shoes, it is of inestimable mercantile advantage.

Mr. Gray prospered in business, and nobody was sorry... Continue reading book >>




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