Index:Anstey--Tourmalin's time cheques.djvu

Anstey--Tourmalin's time cheques.djvu

Title Tourmalin's Time Cheques
Author F. Anstey
Year 1891
Publisher D. Appleton and company
Location New York
Source djvu
Progress To be proofread
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CONTENTS.


PROLOGUE.

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On Deck—Curry and Culture—Alternative Distractions—A Period of Probation—The Oath and the Talisman—Wavering—A Chronological Error—The Time Bargain—Tourmalin Opens an Account 7


CHAPTER I.

TOURMALIN'S FIRST CHEQUE AND HOW HE TOOK IT.

Fidelity Rewarded—Love's Catechism—Brain-fag: a Timely Recollection—The Experiment, and some Startling Results—Question Time—"Dear Friends"—A Compromise 29


CHAPTER II.

THE SECOND CHEQUE.

Furnishing—A Cosy Corner—"Sitting Out"—Fresh Discoveries—Twice a Hero—Bewilderment and Bathos 48

CHAPTER III.

THE THIRD CHEQUE.

Good Resolutions—Casuistry—A Farewell Visit—Small Profit and a Quick Return 63


CHAPTER IV.

THE FOURTH CHEQUE.

A Blue Moon—Felicity in a Flat— Practical Astronomy—Temptation and a Relapse—The Difficulties Of being Completely Candid—A Slight Misunderstanding—The Avenging Orange 78


CHAPTER V.

PERIODIC DRAWINGS.

A Series Of Cheques—Their Advantages and Drawbacks—An Unknown Factor—Uncompleted Confidences—Ibsen, with Intervals—A Disappointment—A "Search Question" from Sophia—Confidence Restored 93


CHAPTER VI.

FOIL AND COUNTERFOIL.

The Duties Of Authorship—Peter’s Continued Perversity and its Unforeseen Results—"Alfred"—The Tragic Note—An Interrupted Crisis—A Domestic Surprise 114

CHAPTER VII.

THE CULMINATING CHEQUE.

Sophia. Gives an Explanation, and Requests One—Her Verdict—Peter Overruled 130


CHAPTER VIII.

PAID IN HIS OWN COIN.

In Suspense—A Gleam Of Comfort—Darkness Returns—The Rock Ahead—Sir William Lends his Binocular—Reappearance of an Old Enemy—A New Danger—Out of the Frying-pan 146


CHAPTER IX.

COMPOUND INTEREST.

Back to the Fire Again—A Magnanimous Return—Catching at Straws—TWO Total Strangers—Purely a Question Of Precedence—"Hemmed in" and "Surrounded"—The Last Chance 163


Dénouement 185

THE EPILOGUE 190