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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. 4   By: (1850-1894)

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THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

SWANSTON EDITION

VOLUME IV

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: TREE AT SWANSTON BEARING INITIALS OF R. L. S.]

THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

VOLUME FOUR

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

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS

THE SUICIDE CLUB PAGE

STORY OF THE YOUNG MAN WITH THE CREAM TARTS 5

THE STORY OF THE PHYSICIAN AND THE SARATOGA TRUNK 37

THE ADVENTURE OF THE HANSOM CABS 65

THE RAJAH'S DIAMOND

STORY OF THE BANDBOX 86

STORY OF THE YOUNG MAN IN HOLY ORDERS 111

THE STORY OF THE HOUSE WITH THE GREEN BLINDS 127

THE ADVENTURE OF PRINCE FLORIZEL AND A DETECTIVE 159

THE PAVILION ON THE LINKS

CHAPTER

I. TELLS HOW I CAMPED IN GRADEN SEA WOOD, AND BEHELD A LIGHT IN THE PAVILION 167

II. TELLS OF THE NOCTURNAL LANDING FROM THE YACHT 174

III. TELLS HOW I BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH MY WIFE 180

IV. TELLS IN WHAT A STARTLING MANNER I LEARNED THAT I WAS NOT ALONE IN GRADEN SEA WOOD 189

V. TELLS OF AN INTERVIEW BETWEEN NORTHMOUR, CLARA, AND MYSELF 197

VI. TELLS OF MY INTRODUCTION TO THE TALL MAN 202

VII. TELLS HOW A WORD WAS CRIED THROUGH THE PAVILION WINDOW 208

VIII. TELLS THE LAST OF THE TALL MAN 214

IX. TELLS HOW NORTHMOUR CARRIED OUT HIS THREAT 221

A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT 227

THE SIRE DE MAL√ČTROIT'S DOOR 250

PROVIDENCE AND THE GUITAR 273

NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS

TO

ROBERT ALAN MOWBRAY STEVENSON

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR YOUTH AND THEIR ALREADY OLD AFFECTION

NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS

THE SUICIDE CLUB

STORY OF THE YOUNG MAN WITH THE CREAM TARTS

During his residence in London, the accomplished Prince Florizel of Bohemia gained the affection of all classes by the seduction of his manner and by a well considered generosity. He was a remarkable man even by what was known of him; and that was but a small part of what he actually did. Although of a placid temper in ordinary circumstances, and accustomed to take the world with as much philosophy as any ploughman, the Prince of Bohemia was not without a taste for ways of life more adventurous and eccentric than that to which he was destined by his birth. Now and then, when he fell into a low humour, when there was no laughable play to witness in any of the London theatres, and when the season of the year was unsuitable to those field sports in which he excelled all competitors, he would summon his confidant and Master of the Horse, Colonel Geraldine, and bid him prepare himself against an evening ramble. The Master of the Horse was a young officer of a brave and even temerarious disposition. He greeted the news with delight, and hastened to make ready. Long practice and a varied acquaintance of life had given him a singular facility in disguise; he could adapt, not only his face and bearing, but his voice and almost his thoughts, to those of any rank, character, or nation; and in this way he diverted attention from the Prince, and sometimes gained admission for the pair into strange societies... Continue reading book >>


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