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The Woman with a Stone Heart A Romance of the Philippine War   By: (1873-)

The Woman with a Stone Heart A Romance of the Philippine War by O. W. (Oscar William) Coursey

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The Woman with a Stone Heart

A Romance of the Philippine War.


O. W. Coursey, (U. S. Vols.)

Author of

"History and Geography of the Philippine Islands." "Who's Who In South Dakota." "Biography of General Beadle." "School Law Digest."

All of these books are published and for sale by THE EDUCATOR SUPPLY COMPANY Mitchell, South Dakota

Copyrighted 1914

By O. W. Coursey



To those whose love of adventure would cause them to plunge head long into an abyss of vain glory, hoping at life's sunset to reap a harvest contrary to the seed that were sown, let me suggest that you pause first to read the story of "The Woman With a Stone Heart," Marie Sampalit, dare devil of the Philippines.

Perhaps we might profitably meditate for a few moments on the musings of Whittier:

"The tissue of the life to be We weave in colors all our own, And in the field of destiny We'll reap as we have sown."

The Author.


To Her, who, as a bride of only eighteen months, stood broken hearted on the depot platform and bade me a tearful farewell as our train of soldier boys started to war; who later, while I was Ten Thousand miles away from home on soldier duty in the Philippine Islands, became a Mother; and who, unfortunately, three months thereafter, was called upon to lay our first born, Oliver D. Coursey, into his snow lined baby tomb amid the bleak silence of a cold winter's night, with no strong arm to bear her up in those awful hours of anguish and despair,

My Soldier Wife, Julia,

this book is most affectionately dedicated.

"Only a baby's grave, Yet often we go and sit By the little stone, And thank God to own, We are nearer heaven for it."

O. W. Coursey.



Marie Sampalit 10 Region Around Manila Bay 29 Admiral Dewey 39 Aguinaldo 61 Marie, Her Mother, etc. 82 Filipinos at Breakfast 100 End of the Boat Battle 113 The Rescue 126 Floating Down The Rapids 129 General Lawton and Staff 139


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I. Love Defeated 9 II. First Shot of A New War 25 III. Avenged Her Lover's Death 41 IV. The Interval 57 V. Filipino Uprising 69 VI. As A Spy 81 VII. Off For Baler 93 VIII. The Gilmore Incident 105 IX. The American Prisoners 113 X. Death of General Lawton 131 XI. North bound 141 XII. Crossing the Sierra Madres 153 XIII. Compensation 167



Marie Sampalit and her fiancee, Rolando Dimiguez, were walking arm in arm along the sandy beach of Manila bay, just opposite old Fort Malate, talking of their wedding day which had been postponed because of the Filipino insurrection which was in progress... Continue reading book >>

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