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THE ARM-CHAIR AT THE INN

 
 

BOOKS BY F. HOPKINSON SMITH
Published by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

 
 
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THE ARM-CHAIR
AT THE INN


BY
F. HOPKINSON SMITH


WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY
A. I. KELLER. HERBERT WARD
AND THE AUTHOR


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NEW YORK
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
1912

 
 

Copyright, 1912, by
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS


Published August, 1912

 

 
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AUTHOR'S
PREFACE

If I have dared to veil under a thin disguise some of the men whose talk and ad ventures fill these pages it is because of my profound belief that truth is infinitely more strange and infinitely more interesting than fiction. The characters around the table are all my personal friends; the incidents, each and every one, absolutely true, and the setting of the Marmouset, as well as the Inn itself, has been known to many hundreds of my readers, who have enjoyed for
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years the rare hospitality of its quaint and accomplished landlord.

F. H. S.

November, 1911

 

 

CONTENTS

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  1. chapterpage
  2. I. The Marmouset 3
  3. II. The Wood Fire and Its Friends 18
  4. III. With Special Reference to a Certain Colony of Penguins 34
  5. IV. The Arrival of a Lady of Quality 60
  6. V. In which the Difference Between A Cannibal and a Freebooter is Clearly Set Forth 95
  7. VI. Proving that the Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth 120
  8. VII. In which Our Landlord Becomes Both Entertaining and Instructive 144

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

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  1. Mignon Frontispiece
  2. facing page
  3. Howls of derision welcomed him 30
  4. Flooding the garden, the flowers, and the roofs

    60
  5. As her boy's sagging, insensible body was brought clear of the wreck

    132
  6. Herbert caught up his sketch-book and … transferred her dear old head … to paper

    184
  7. Lemois crossed the room and began searching through the old fifteenth-century triptych

    240
  8. "Just think, monsieur, what does go on below Coco in the season"

    308
  9. First, of course, came the mayor—his worthy spouse on his left

    350
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THE ARM-CHAIR AT THE INN

 

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.