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Condensed Novels

автор: Брет-Гарт Фрэнсис (Bret Harte)

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Title: Condensed Novels

Author: Bret Harte

Posting Date: March 21, 2009 [EBook #2277]
Release Date: August, 2000

Language: English







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CONDENSED NOVELS



by

BRET HARTE




HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES LOTHAW, or THE ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN IN SEARCH OF A RELIGION MUCK-A-MUCK, A MODERN INDIAN NOVEL, AFTER JAMES FENIMORE COOPER TERENCE DENVILLE SELINA SEDILIA THE NINETY-NINE GUARDSMEN [AFTER THE THREE MUSKETEERS, BY DUMAS] THE DWELLER OF THE THRESHOLD THE HAUNTED MAN MISS MIX [AFTER CHARLOTTE BRONTE] GUY HEAVYSTONE; OR, "ENTIRE." MR. MIDSHIPMAN BREEZY JOHN JENKINS; OR, THE SMOKER REFORMED NO TITLE [AFTER WILKIE COLLINS]       Contains:       MARY JONES'S NARRATIVE       THE SLIM YOUNG MAN'S STORY       NO. 27 LIMEHOUSE ROAD       COUNT MOSCOW'S NARRATIVE       DR. DIGGS'S STATEMENT BEING A NOVEL IN THE FRENCH PARAGRAPHIC STYLE FANTINE LA FEMME MARY MCGILLUP, A SOUTHERN NOVEL, AFTER BELLE BOYD





HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES.

BY CH—S R—DE.


CHAPTER I.

The Dodds were dead. For twenty year they had slept under the green graves of Kittery churchyard. The townfolk still spoke of them kindly. The keeper of the alehouse, where David had smoked his pipe, regretted him regularly, and Mistress Kitty, Mrs. Dodd's maid, whose trim figure always looked well in her mistress's gowns, was inconsolable. The Hardins were in America. Raby was aristocratically gouty; Mrs. Raby, religious. Briefly, then, we have disposed of—

1. Mr. and Mrs. Dodd (dead).

2. Mr. and Mrs. Hardin (translated).

3. Raby, baron et femme. (Yet I don't know about the former; he came of a long-lived family, and the gout is an uncertain disease.)

We have active at the present writing (place aux dames)—

1. Lady Caroline Coventry, niece of Sir Frederick.

2. Faraday Huxley Little, son of Henry and Grace Little, deceased.

Sequitur to the above, A HERO AND HEROINE.