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  2. [NOW FIRST PUBLISHED.] SUPERIOR SHORT STORIES, BY FAVOURITE AUTHORS. THE ROBBER'S GARDEN, AN OLD MAN'S STORY OF AN OLD HOUSE.

    The story was not to be told until after the old man's death. I had it from his own lips, and under peculiar circumstances. Messrs. Vyse and West, the ...

    Article : 358 words
  3. CHAPTER III.—A VISITOR FROM PURGATORY.

    I married Ruth all the same, I need hardly tell you that. Her grandfather died soon afterwards. The thousand pounds whieh he left us was not ...

    Article : 768 words
  4. CHAPTER II.—A PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE.

    I confessed my love for Ruth Moorland. I, Septimus John Blake, merchant's clerk, and she accepted my proposal of marriage. Before her grandfather would ...

    Article : 505 words
  5. CHAPTER IV.—GOD'S GOLD AND MAN'S.

    I could not tell my wife this story of my dream. Some of it I had forgotten when I awoke. The general tenour of the affair remained with me. I had ...

    Article : 2,018 words
  6. CHAPTER V.—DISCOVERY OF THE TREASURE.

    Such an Easter Monday! It was like the middle of June. The constable and his wife were all ready to let us take care of the house. I showed them the ...

    Article : 931 words
  7. CHAPTER V.—RUTH BUYS A PICK-AXE.

    Before I went to the office the next morning I called at the solicitors who had the letting or sale of the house on the Hearth. Ruth agreed with me that we ...

    Article : 925 words
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