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Index:Braddon--Thr trail of the serpent.djvu

Braddon--Thr trail of the serpent.djvu

CONTENTS


Book the First

A RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN.

CHAP. PAGE

I. The Good Schoolmaster 5

II. Good For Nothing 10

III. The Usher washes his Hands 17

IV. Richard Makwood lights his Pipe

V. The Healing Waters 28

VI. Two Coroner's Inquests 34

VII. The Dumb Detective a Philanthropist 38

VIII. Seven Letters on the Dirty Alphabet 43

IX. "Mad, Gentlemen of the Jury" 48


Book the Second

A CLEARANCE OF ALL SCORES.

I. Blind Peter 58

II. Like and Unlike 63

III. A Golden Secret 66

IV. Jim looks over the Brink of the Terrible Gulf 71

V. Midnight by the Slopperton Clocks 78

VI. The Quiet Figure on the Heath 82

VII. The Usher Resigns his Situation 91


Book the Third

A HOLY INSTITUTION.

I. The Value of an Opera-Glass 95

II. Working in the Dark 99

III. The Wrong Footstep 104

IV. Ocular Demonstration 111

V. The King of Spades 116

VI. A Glass of Wine 124

VII. The Last Act of Lucretia Borgia 129

VIII. Bad Dreams and a Worse Waking 133

IX. A Marriage in High Life 141

X. Animal Magnetism 145

 

Book the Fourth

NAPOLEON THE GREAT.

I. The Boy from Slopperton 150

II. Me. Augustus Darley and Mr. Joseph Peters go off Fishing 162

III. The Emperor bids Adieu to Elba 167

IV. Joy and Happiness for Everybody 177

V. The Cherokees take an Oath 181

VI. Mr. Peters relates how he thought he had a Clue, and how he Lost it 187


Book the Fifth

THE DUMB DETECTIVE.

I. The Count De Marolles at Home 200

II. Mr. Peters sees a Ghost 205

III. The Cherokees mark their Man 212

IV. The Captain, the Chemist, and the Lascar 217

V. The New Milkman in Park Lane 221

VI. Slgnor Mosquetti Relates An Adventure 225

VII. The Golden Secret is told, and the Golden Bowl is broken 230

VIII. One Step further on the Right Track 235

IX. Captain Lansdown overhears a Conversation which appears to interest him 241


Book the Sixth

ON THE TRACK.

I. Father and Son 247

II. Raymond de Marolles shows himself better than all Bow Street 258

III. The Left-handed Smasher makes his Mark 263

IV. What they find in the Room in which the Murder was committed 271

V. Mr. Peters decides on a Strange Step, and Arrests the Dead 282

VI. The End of the Dark Road 300

VII. Farewell to England 31S