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FROM PRESIDENT
TO PRISON

 

BY

FERDINAND OSSENDOWSKI

AUTHOR OF
"Beasts, Men and Gods," "Man and Mystery in Asia,"
"The Shadow of the Gloomy East"

 

IN COLLABORATION WITH

LEWIS STANTON PALEN

Collaborator in "Beasts, Men and Gods," and
"Man and Mystery in Asia"

 
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Copyright, 1925
By E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY


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CONTENTS

page
Collaborator's Note v
Part I
THE GATHERING STORM
chapter
I. The First Petrels 3
II. Rumblings and Disaster 14
III. Supplies for Kuropatkin's Army 26
IV. Into the Forest 46
V. A Drama of the Charcoal Ovens 53
VI. Tigers and "Red-beards" 67
VII. The Treasure and Toll of the Forest 78
VIII. The Stained Altar of War 91
IX. Stalked and Stalking 94
X. Coal and a Cursed Lake 108
XI. The Lightning in the Clouds 116
Part II
THE PRESIDENCY AND THE PRISON
XII. The Crimson Tide 125
XIII. The Birth of the Far Eastern Government 134
XIV. The Fickleness of Power 151
XV. A Winged Georgian and His "Flying Bag" 163
XVI. An Eremite of the Law 167
XVII. Awaiting the Hemlock 179
XVIII. Granted a Stay 191
XIX. The Seal of an Iron Grille 198
XX. Prison "El Dorado" 204
XXI. Nowakowski's Bomb 212
XXII. Transients and Tundras 216
XXIII. To the Criminal Prisons 228
Part III
IN HUMAN DUST
XXIV. Beyond the Pale 239
XXV. Uncondemned Prison Companions 247
XXVI. "Saryn da na Kiechku" 255
XXVII. Princes of the Prison 271
XXVIII. Love in Irons 283
XXIX. "Two Poles, a Beam and a Dangling Rope—This the Guerdon a Robber May Hope" 299
XXX. My Mother 307
XXXI. Saints and Pirates 312
XXXII. A Whirlwind in the Dust 329
XXXIII. Out of the Stone Sack 336
XXXIV. The Fetters Cut 349
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The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:

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