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Katrine by Elinor Macartney Lane

[Illustration: "I HAVE WAITED ALL THESE YEARS"]

KATRINE

A Novel

BY

ELINOR MACARTNEY LANE

AUTHOR OF "NANCY STAIR" AND "MILLS OF GOD"

NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

MCMIX

Copyright, 1909, by HARPER & BROTHERS.

_All rights reserved._

Published March, 1909.

_To_ =Grant B. Schley=

_Dear and great Friend! In_ =Katrine's= _fancied_ "Land" _You long have held your own much-honored place-- Have met great Esmond; held kind Newcome's hand; And talked with merry Alan face to face; For there, where Loyalty was word of countersign, You entered, all unchallenged, for the land was thine!_

_E.M.L._

PARIS, 1909

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE PREFACE vii I. UNDER THE SOUTHERN PINES 1 II. THE MEETING IN THE WOODS 15 III. A KINDNESS WITH MIXED MOTIVES 29 IV. THE PROMISE IN THE ROSE GARDEN 43 V. FRANK FALLS FURTHER UNDER KATRINE'S INFLUENCE 50 VI. DERMOTT GIVES A DINNER AT THE OLD LODGE 63 VII. KATRINE'S OWN COUNTRY 76 VIII. FRANK YIELDS TO TEMPTATION 88 IX. THE TRUTH 94 X. TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND 104 XI. KATRINE IS LEFT ALONE 113 XII. THE REAL FRANCIS RAVENEL 121 XIII. DERMOTT'S INTERVIEW WITH FRANK AT THE TREVOY 127 XIV. DERMOTT DISCOVERS A NEW SIDE TO FRANK'S CHARACTER 137 XV. JOSEF 143 XVI. MRS. RAVENEL UNWITTINGLY BECOMES AN ALLY OF KATRINE 152 XVII. MCDERMOTT VISITS HIS FRENCH COUSIN 160 XVIII. KATRINE MEETS ANNE LENNOX 172 XIX. A VISION OF THE PAST 193 XX. THE INFLUENCE OF WORK 212 XXI. THE NIGHT OF KATRINE'S DEBUT 219 XXII. FRANK AND KATRINE MEET AT THE VAN RENSSELAER'S 228 XXIII. AN INTERRUPTED CONFESSION 234 XXIV. "I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU" 249 XXV. KATRINE IN NEW YORK 271 XXVI. DERMOTT MCDERMOTT 282 XXVII. SELF-SURRENDER 299 XXVIII. UNDER THE SOUTHERN PINES ONCE MORE 303

PREFACE

It is difficult to tell the story of Irish folk intimately and convincingly, the bare truths concerning their splendid recklessness, their unproductive ardor, their loyalty and creative memories, sounding to another race like a pack of lies.


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