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Verner's Pride   By: (1814-1887)

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VERNER'S PRIDE

MRS. HENRY WOOD

ILLUSTRATED BY HAROLD PIFFARD

[Illustration]

LONDON & GLASGOW COLLINS' CLEAR TYPE PRESS

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE I. RACHEL FROST 7

II. THE WILLOW POND 19

III. THE NEWS BROUGHT HOME 26

IV. THE CROWD IN THE MOONLIGHT 32

V. THE TALL GENTLEMAN IN THE LANE 36

VI. DINAH ROY'S "GHOST" 47

VII. THE REVELATION AT THE INQUEST 55

VIII. ROBIN'S VOW 60

IX. MR. VERNER'S ESTRANGEMENT 67

X. LADY VERNER 72

XI. LUCY TEMPEST 77

XII. DR. WEST'S HOME 86

XIII. A CONTEMPLATED VOYAGE 96

XIV. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING 104

XV. A TROUBLED MIND 106

XVI. AN ALTERED WILL 114

XVII. DISAPPEARED 118

XVIII. PERPLEXITY 125

XIX. THE REVELATION TO LADY VERNER 129

XX. DRY WORK 136

XXI. A WHISPERED SUSPICION 139

XXII. PECKABY'S SHOP 145

XXIII. DAYS AND NIGHTS OF PAIN 156

XXIV. DANGEROUS COMPANIONSHIP 164

XXV. HOME TRUTHS FOR LIONEL 168

XXVI. THE PACKET IN THE SHIRT DRAWER 175

XXVII. DR. WEST'S SANCTUM 181

XXVIII. MISS DEBORAH'S ASTONISHMENT 191

XXIX. AN INTERCEPTED JOURNEY 196

XXX. NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA 200

XXXI. ROY EATING HUMBLE PIE 209

XXXII. "IT'S APPLEPLEXY" 215

XXXIII. JAN'S REMEDY FOR A COLD 218

XXXIV. IMPROVEMENTS 225

XXXV. BACK AGAIN 231

XXXVI. A MOMENT OF DELIRIUM 237

XXXVII. NEWS FOR LADY VERNER: AND FOR LUCY 248

XXXVIII. THE MISSES WEST EN PAPILLOTES 254

XXXIX. BROTHER JARRUM 258

XL. A VISIT OF CEREMONY 268

XLI. A SPECIAL VISION TOUCHING MRS. PECKABY 278

XLII. A SURPRISE FOR MRS. TYNN 287

XLIII. LIONEL'S PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS 298

XLIV. FARMER BLOW'S WHITE TAILED PONY 307

XLV. STIFLED WITH DISHONOUR 312

XLVI. SHADOWED FORTH EMBARRASSMENT 318

XLVII. THE YEW TREE ON THE LAWN 328

XLVIII. MR. DAN DUFF IN CONVULSIONS 336

XLIX. "I SEE'D A DEAD MAN!" 338

L. MR. AND MRS. VERNER 349

LI. COMMOTION IN DEERHAM 353

LII. MATTHEW FROST'S NIGHT ENCOUNTER 360

LIII. MASTER CHEESE'S FRIGHT OTHER FRIGHTS 370

LIV. MRS. DUFF'S BILL 380

LV. SELF WILL 390

LVI. A LIFE HOVERING IN THE BALANCE 396

LVII. A WALK IN THE RAIN 401

LVIII. THE THUNDER STORM 407

LIX. A CASUAL MEETING ON THE RIVER 412

LX. MISS DEB'S DISBELIEF 422

LXI. MEETING THE NEWS 430

LXII. TYNN PUMPED DRY 435

LXIII. LOOKING OUT FOR THE WORST 443

LXIV. ENDURANCE 449

LXV. CAPTAIN CANNONBY 453

LXVI. "DON'T THROTTLE ME, JAN!" 461

LXVII. DRESSING UP FOR A GHOST 464

LXVIII. A THREAT TO JAN 473

LXIX. NO HOME 478

LXX. TURNING OUT 485

LXXI. UNPREMEDITATED WORDS 493

LXXII. JAN'S SAVINGS 498

LXXIII. A PROPOSAL 505

LXXIV. TO NEW JERUSALEM ON A WHITE DONKEY 509

LXXV. AN EXPLOSION OF SIBYLLA'S 519

LXXVI. AN UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL 526

LXXVII. AN EVENING AT LADY VERNER'S 534

LXXVIII. AN APPEAL TO JOHN MASSINGBIRD 540

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