By marrying and attempting to raise her from her lowly station to his own, Max Pemberton invites troubles upon himself and fair young Florable Dean.
Written by Laura Jean Libbey (1862–1824) and copyright 1887 by Robert Bonner’s Sons.
39 Chapters, 64,000 words.
I. – “I love little Florabel; I will never give her up—never!”
II. – “It was fate that we two should meet, dear.”
III. – “If money will release him, I will give the girl half my fortune to give my son back his freedom.”
IV. – “He loves her, but I will part them.”
V. – “Do they say he ought never to have married me?”
VI. – Jealousy more bitter to endure than the pangs of death.
VII. – “That beautiful coquette is trying to win my love from me.”
VIII. – She saw him bend his handsome head and kiss the white hand that held the rose.
IX. – Jealousy—More cruel than the pangs of death.
X. – “When the moon was shining on the flowers she went to the rose arbor to keep the strange, unwilling appointment.”
XI. – “You might trust me with your life, dear.”
XII. – “What is this handsome stranger to you? Answer me!—I will know!”
XIII. – “I did wrong, perhaps, in persuading you to marry me.”
XIV. – Florabel’s folly.
XV. – “I will keep them apart forever.”
XVI. – “I took a fancy to you at first sight.”
XVII. – A midnight warning.
XVIII. – “I will test my lover’s love for me.”.
XIX. – “He does not love me—I wish I could die.”.
XX. – “I am not her lover, but yours. I have broken with her forever.”.
XXI. – A false friend.
XXII. – A startling discovery.
XXIII. – “Send for him. Tell him I am dying. I cannot rest in my grave unless I have seen him.”
XXIV. – “My heart and my arms are empty.”
XXV. – Hunted down by her foe.
XXVI. – “Thou art so near and yet so far.”
XXVII. – The abduction.
XXVIII. – The little waif.
XXIX. – The waif and inez clavering.
XXX. – The murderess.
XXXI. – The abduction.
XXXII. – “I must see my love once more; then I will go quietly away.”
XXXIII. – The golden thread of fate.
XXXIV. – “I know what it is to be left a lone widow.”
XXXV. – “You stab my heart with every word you utter.”
XXXVI. – “I will give you one hour to consider—your answer then must be either ‘yes’ or ‘no.’”
XXXVII. – A struggle in the dead hour of the night.
XXXVIII. – “I have given my life that you might be spared.”
XXXIX. – The whole world moves by the magic power of love.