Her Dark Inheritance

Her Dark Inheritance

by E. Burke Collins

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INDEX
Chapter Page
I A Dark Night's Secret 3
II Her Fairy Prince 10
III Like a Thief in the Night 21
IV A Mad Passion 30
V On the Eve of Departure 37
VI Her Oath 44
VII Betrothed 51
VIII A Strange Command 60
IX Just in Time 66
X An Old Man's Secret 72
XI Serena's First Love Letter 81
XII An Unpleasant Surprise 88
XIII Serena's Game 93
XIV Complications 100
XV Betrothed 108
XVI A Midnight Interview 114
XVII Serena Succeeds 120
XVIII How the Secret is Told 127
XIX Beatrix Hears the Secret 133
XX Worse Than Death 140
XXI The Next Day 145
XXII Sister Angela 151
XXIII Serena's New Scheme 157
XXIV An Unexpected Declaration 164
XXV How the Game Was Played 169
XXVI A Well Laid Plot 176
XXVII Keith Hears the News 181
XXVIII Beatrix Sees the Game 187
XXIX Serena's Failure 194
XXX A Threat 200
XXXI A Noble Love 205
XXXII A Death Bed 211
XXXIII In Deadly Peril 218
XXXIV A Martyr 223
XXXV How the News Was Received 231
XXXVI All's Well 236

A DARK NIGHT'S SECRET.
A night of storm and tempest, the wind blowing a perfect gale; and above its mad shrieking the sullen roar of the ocean, as it beat against the shore in angry vehemence, recoiling with wrathful force, as though to gather strength for a fresh onslaught. The little town of Chester, Massachusetts, near the beach, lay wrapped in gloom and darkness, under the lowering midnight sky, "while the rains descended and the floods came." It was a terrible night, that tenth of November. One man was destined to remember that night as long as he lived. Alone in his dingy little office, Doctor Frederick Lynne sat, absorbed in the contents of a medical journal, his grave face bent over the printed page upon which his eyes were fixed with eager interest, while the moments came and went unnoticed. He closed the journal at last with an impatient gesture, and pushed it aside. Arising slowly to his feet�a tall, dark, elderly man, with a troubled, anxious expression�he went slowly over to the bright wood-fire which burned upon the broad hearth, and stood gazing down into the bed of rosy coals, the anxious look deepening in his eyes. A poor country physician, with a wife and child depending upon his exertions, he found the struggle for subsistence growing harder every day.


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BN ID: 2940149771660
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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