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Gabriel Conroy by Bert Harte

THE

WORKS OF BRET HARTE.

Riverside Edition.

_COLLECTED AND REVISED BY THE AUTHOR._

GABRIEL CONROY

BY

BRET HARTE

[Illustration]

BOSTON

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

NEW YORK: 11 EAST SEVENTEENTH STREET

The Riverside Press, Cambridge

1882

Copyright, 1875,

BY AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY.

Copyright, 1882,

BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

_All rights reserved_

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.--ON THE THRESHOLD.

CHAP. PAGE

I. WITHOUT 1 II. WITHIN 9 III. GABRIEL 21 IV. NATURE SHOWS THEM THE WAY 26 V. OUT OF THE WOODS--INTO THE SHADOW 30 VI. FOOTPRINTS 36 VII. IN WHICH THE FOOTPRINTS BEGIN TO FADE 40 VIII. THE FOOTPRINTS GROW FAINTER 43 IX. IN WHICH THE FOOTPRINTS ARE LOST FOR EVER 47

BOOK II.--AFTER FIVE YEARS.

I. ONE HORSE GULCH 54 II. MADAME DEVARGES 65 III. MRS. MARKLE 74 IV. IN WHICH THE ARTFUL GABRIEL IS DISCOVERED 87 V. SIMPLICITY _versus_ SAGACITY 95

BOOK III.--THE LEAD.

I. AN OLD PIONEER OF '49 108 II. A CLOUD OF WITNESSES 118 III. THE CHARMING MRS. SEPULVIDA 125 IV. FATHER FELIPE 132 V. IN WHICH THE DONNA MARIA MAKES AN IMPRESSION 140 VI. THE LADY OF GRIEF 151 VII. A LEAF OUT OF THE PAST 165 VIII. THE BULLS OF THE BLESSED TRINITY 171

BOOK IV.--DRIFTING.

I. MR. AND MRS. CONROY AT HOME 178 II. IN WHICH THE TREASURE IS FOUND--AND LOST 191 III. MR. DUMPHY MEETS AN OLD FRIEND 205 IV. MR. JACK HAMLIN TAKES A HOLIDAY 212 V. VICTOR MAKES A DISCOVERY 222 VI. AN EXPERT 231


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