CHAPTER XIX. MY GREAT HOUR

The library doors were shut, and I closed the secret one behind me before opening the other and peering out through a wrack of bluish…

CHAPTER XVII. THIEVES FALL OUT

The door slammed. It was invisibly locked and the key taken out. I listened for the last of an angry stride. It never even began.…

CHAPTER XVI. A DEADLOCK

It must have been midnight when I opened my eyes; a clock was striking as though it never would stop. My mouth seemed fire; a…

CHAPTER XV. FIRST BLOOD

So I bound myself to a guilty secrecy for Eva’s sake, to save her from these wretches, or if you will, to win her for…

CHAPTER XIV. IN THE GARDEN

It so happened that I met nobody at all; but I must confess that my luck was better than my management. As I came upon…

CHAPTER XII. MY LADY’S BIDDING

Scribbled in sore haste, by a very tremulous little hand, with a pencil, on the flyleaf of some book, my darling’s message is still difficult…

CHAPTER XI. I LIVE AGAIN

Squire Rattray, as I say, was seated at the head of his table, where the broken meats still lay as he and I had left…