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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. 20   By: (1850-1894)

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THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

SWANSTON EDITION

VOLUME XX

Of this SWANSTON EDITION in Twenty five Volumes of the Works of ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Two Thousand and Sixty Copies have been printed, of which only Two Thousand Copies are for sale.

This is No. .........

[Illustration: R. L. S. IN THE BOW OF THE SCHOONER "EQUATOR"]

THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

VOLUME TWENTY

LONDON : PUBLISHED BY CHATTO AND WINDUS : IN ASSOCIATION WITH CASSELL AND COMPANY LIMITED : WILLIAM HEINEMANN : AND LONGMANS GREEN AND COMPANY MDCCCCXII

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

ST. IVES

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A TALE OF A LION RAMPANT 3

II. A TALE OF A PAIR OF SCISSORS 16

III. MAJOR CHEVENIX COMES INTO THE STORY AND GOGUELAT GOES OUT 23

IV. ST. IVES GETS A BUNDLE OF BANK NOTES 34

V. ST. IVES IS SHOWN A HOUSE 42

VI. THE ESCAPE 50

VII. SWANSTON COTTAGE 60

VIII. THE HEN HOUSE 68

IX. THREE IS COMPANY, AND FOUR NONE 75

X. THE DROVERS 88

XI. THE GREAT NORTH ROAD 99

XII. I FOLLOW A COVERED CART NEARLY TO MY DESTINATION 110

XIII. I MEET TWO OF MY COUNTRYMEN 122

XIV. TRAVELS OF THE COVERED CART 131

XV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ATTORNEY'S CLERK 138

XVI. THE HOME COMING OF MR. ROWLEY'S VISCOUNT 154

XVII. THE DESPATCH BOX 163

XVIII. MR. ROMAINE CALLS ME NAMES 172

XIX. THE DEVIL AND ALL AT AMERSHAM PLACE 182

XX. AFTER THE STORM 193

XXI. I BECOME THE OWNER OF A CLARET COLOURED CHAISE 204

XXII. CHARACTER AND ACQUIREMENTS OF MR. ROWLEY 214

XXIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE RUNAWAY COUPLE 224

XXIV. THE INN KEEPER OF KIRKBY LONSDALE 236

XXV. I MEET A CHEERFUL EXTRAVAGANT 244

XXVI. THE COTTAGE AT NIGHT 251

XXVII. THE SABBATH DAY 261

XXVIII. EVENTS OF MONDAY: THE LAWYER'S PARTY 272

XXIX. EVENTS OF TUESDAY: THE TOILS CLOSING 286

XXX. EVENTS OF WEDNESDAY: THE UNIVERSITY OF CRAMOND 298

The remaining Chapters are by A. T. QUILLER COUCH

XXXI. EVENTS OF THURSDAY: THE ASSEMBLY BALL 310

XXXII. EVENTS OF FRIDAY MORNING: THE CUTTING OF THE GORDIAN KNOT 327

XXXIII. THE INCOMPLETE A√čRONAUTS 340

XXXIV. CAPTAIN COLENSO 359

XXXV. IN PARIS. ALAIN PLAYS HIS LAST CARD 378

XXXVI. I GO TO CLAIM FLORA 394

ST. IVES

BEING

THE ADVENTURES OF A FRENCH PRISONER IN ENGLAND

ST. IVES

CHAPTER I

A TALE OF A LION RAMPANT

It was in the month of May 1813 that I was so unlucky as to fall at last into the hands of the enemy. My knowledge of the English language had marked me out for a certain employment. Though I cannot conceive a soldier refusing to incur the risk, yet to be hanged for a spy is a disgusting business; and I was relieved to be held a prisoner of war. Into the Castle of Edinburgh, standing in the midst of that city on the summit of an extraordinary rock, I was cast with several hundred fellow sufferers, all privates like myself, and the more part of them, by an accident, very ignorant, plain fellows... Continue reading book >>


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