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If You Touch Them They Vanish by Gouverneur Morris

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By Gouverneur Morris

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons

If You Touch Them They Vanish. Illustrated. net $1.00

The Penalty. Illustrated. net $1.35

It, and Other Stories. net $1.25

The Spread Eagle, and Other Stories. net $1.20

The Footprint, and Other Stories. $1.50

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[Illustration: "If I had the power," he thought, "I'd settle this region with innocent people who have been accused of crimes."]

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IF YOU TOUCH THEM THEY VANISH

By Gouverneur Morris

With illustrations by Charles S. Chapman

New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1913

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Copyright, 1913, by Charles Scribner's Sons

Published October, 1913

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To John Frederick Byers

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Illustrations

"If I had the power," he thought, "I'd settle this region with innocent people who have been accused of crimes" Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"Only come back, darlint"--she fought against tears--"and I'll fill the house with helpers from attic to cellar" 42

"Now how about a sawmill--right here?" 80

During the winter the Poor Boy made two excursions southward through his valley and beyond 86

She suddenly stopped running, and turned and waited for him 96

His fingers began to follow an air that flowed with eternal sadness like blood from a broken heart 120

"She will always be just as I see her now, no older, untroubled, gentle, and dear" 132

And then carrying her swiftly home, he proceeded to go quite mad 144

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