LEWIS RAND

LEWIS RAND

by Mary Johnston

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CONTENTS

I. THE ROAD TO RICHMOND
II. MR. JEFFERSON
III. FONTENOY
IV. THE TWO CANDIDATES
V. MONTICELLO
VI. RAND COMES TO FONTENOY
VII. THE BLUE ROOM
VIII. CARY AND JACQUELINE
IX. EXPOSTULATION
X. TO ALTHEA
XI. IN THE GARDEN
XII. A MARRIAGE AT SAINT MARGARET'S
XIII. THE THREE-NOTCHED ROAD
XIV. THE LAW OFFICE
XV. COMPANY TO SUPPER
XVI. AT LYNCH'S
XVII. FAIRFAX AND UNITY
XVIII. THE GREEN DOOR
XIX. MONTICELLO AGAIN
XX. THE NINETEENTH OF FEBRUARY
XXI. THE CEDAR WOOD
XXII. MAJOR EDWARD
XXIII. A CHALLENGE
XXIV. THE DUEL
XXV. OLD SAINT JOHN'S
XXVI. THE TRIAL OF AARON BURR
XXVII. THE LETTER
XXVIII. RAND AND MOCKET
XXIX. THE RIVER ROAD
XXX. HOMEWARD
XXXI. HUSBAND AND WIFE
XXXII. THE BROTHERS
XXXIII. GREENWOOD
XXXIV. FAIRFAX CARY
XXXV. THE IMAGE
XXXVI. IN PURSUIT
XXXVII. THE SIMPLE RIGHT
XXXVIII. M. DE PINCORNET
XXXIX. UNITY AND JACQUELINE
XL. THE WAY OF THE TRANSGRESSOR




CHAPTER I

THE ROAD TO RICHMOND


The tobacco-roller and his son pitched their camp beneath a gum tree
upon the edge of the wood. It was October, and the gum was the colour of
blood. Behind it rolled the autumn forest; before it stretched a level
of broom-sedge, bright ochre in the light of the setting sun. The road
ran across this golden plain, and disappeared in a league-deep wood of
pine. From an invisible clearing came a cawing of crows. The sky was
cloudless, and the evening wind had not begun to blow. The small,
shining leaves of the gum did not stir, and the flame of the camp-fire
rose straight as a lance. The tobacco cask, transfixed by the trunk of a
young oak and drawn by strong horses, had come to rest upon the turf by
the roadside. Gideon Rand unharnessed the team, and from the platform
built in the front of the cask took fodder for the horses, then tossed
upon the grass a bag of meal, a piece of bacon, and a frying-pan. The
boy collected the dry wood with which the earth was strewn, then struck
flint and steel, guarded the spark within the tinder, fanned the flame,
and with a sigh of satisfaction stood back from the leaping fire. His
father tossed him a bucket, and with it swinging from his hand, he made
through the wood towards a music of water. Goldenrod and farewell-summer
and the red plumes of the sumach lined his path, while far overhead the
hickories and maples reared a fretted, red-gold roof. Underfoot were
moss and coloured leaves, and to the right and left the squirrels
watched him with bright eyes. He found the stream where it rippled
between banks of fern and mint. As he knelt to fill the pail, the red
haw and the purple ironweed met above his head.


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BN ID: 2940013083813
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 405 KB

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