THE CRISIS

THE CRISIS

by Winston Churchill
     
 
CONTENTS

BOOK I

Volume 1.
I. Which Deals With Origins
II. The Mole
III. The Unattainable Simplicity
IV. Black Cattle
V. The First Spark Passes
VI. Silas Whipple
VII. Callers

Volume 2.
VIII. Bellegarde
IX. A Quiet Sunday

Overview

CONTENTS

BOOK I

Volume 1.
I. Which Deals With Origins
II. The Mole
III. The Unattainable Simplicity
IV. Black Cattle
V. The First Spark Passes
VI. Silas Whipple
VII. Callers

Volume 2.
VIII. Bellegarde
IX. A Quiet Sunday in Locust Street
X. The Little House
XI. The Invitation
XII. "Miss Jinny"
XIII. The Party


BOOK II.

Volume 3.
I. Raw Material.
II. Abraham Lincoln
III. In Which Stephen Learns Something
IV. The Question
V. The Crisis
VI. Glencoe

Volume 4.
VII. An Excursion
VIII. The Colonel is Warned
IX. Signs of the Times
X. Richter's Scar
XI. How a Prince Came
XII. Into Which a Potentate Comes
XIII. At Mr. Brinsmade's Gate
XIV. The Breach becomes Too Wide
XV. Mutterings

Volume 5.
XVI. The Guns of Sumter
XVII. Camp Jackson
XVIII. The Stone that is Rejected
XIX. The Tenth of May.
XX. In the Arsenal
XXI. The Stampede
XXII. The Straining of Another Friendship
XXIII. Of Clarence


BOOK III

Volume 6.
I. Introducing a Capitalist
II. News from Clarence
III. The Scourge of War,
IV. The List of Sixty
V. The Auction
VI. Eliphalet Plays his Trumps

Volume 7.
VII. With the Armies of the West
VIII. A Strange Meeting
IX. Bellegarde Once More
X. In Judge Whipple's Office
XI. Lead, Kindly Light

Volume 8.
XII. The Last Card
XIII. From the Letters of Major Stephen Brice
XIV. The Same, Continued
XV. The Man of Sorrows
XVI. Annapolis




THE CRISIS




BOOK I.


CHAPTER I. WHICH DEALS WITH ORIGINS

Faithfully to relate how Eliphalet Hopper came try St. Louis is to
betray no secret. Mr. Hopper is wont to tell the story now, when his
daughter-in-law is not by; and sometimes he tells it in her presence,
for he is a shameless and determined old party who denies the divine
right of Boston, and has taken again to chewing tobacco.

When Eliphalet came to town, his son's wife, Mrs. Samuel D. (or S.
Dwyer as she is beginning to call herself), was not born. Gentlemen
of Cavalier and Puritan descent had not yet begun to arrive at the
Planters' House, to buy hunting shirts and broad rims, belts and
bowies, and depart quietly for Kansas, there to indulge in that; most
pleasurable of Anglo-Saxon pastimes, a free fight. Mr. Douglas had not
thrown his bone of Local Sovereignty to the sleeping dogs of war.

To return to Eliphalet's arrival,--a picture which has much that is
interesting in it. Behold the friendless boy he stands in the prow of
the great steamboat 'Louisiana' of a scorching summer morning, and looks
with something of a nameless disquiet on the chocolate waters of the
Mississippi. There have been other sights, since passing Louisville,
which might have disgusted a Massachusetts lad more. A certain deck
on the 'Paducah', which took him as far as Cairo, was devoted to
cattle--black cattle. Eliphalet possessed a fortunate temperament. The
deck was dark, and the smell of the wretches confined there was worse
than it should have been. And the incessant weeping of some of the women
was annoying, inasmuch as it drowned many of the profane communications
of the overseer who was showing Eliphalet the sights. Then a
fine-linened planter from down river had come in during the
conversation, and paying no attention to the overseer's salute cursed
them all into silence, and left.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013375147
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
09/14/2011
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