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A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim

A MONK OF CRUTA

BY

E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM,

_Author of "The Peer and the Woman," "A Millionaire of Yesterday," Etc., Etc._

NEW YORK: J. S. OGILVIE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 57 ROSE STREET.

COPYRIGHT, 1894, BY F. TENNYSON NEELY.

A MONK OF CRUTA.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE

I. "THE BLACK-ROBED PHANTOM, 'DEATH'" 11

II. "THE NEW ART" 32

III. "THE DANCING GIRL" 39

IV. "ADREA'S DIARY" 47

V. "THE FAR-OFF MUTTERING OF THE STORM TO COME" 50

VI. "AN ASHEN GREY DELIGHT" 61

VII. "WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT YOUR MISSION" 73

VIII. "I AM WEARY OF A HOPELESS LOVE" 80

IX. "AH! HOW FAIR MY WEAKNESS FINDS THEE" 91

X. "I AM BUT A SLAVE, AND YET I BID THEE COME" 104

XI. "ADREA'S DIARY" 114

XII. "WE ARE LIKE SHOOTING STARS, WHOSE MEETING IS THEIR RUIN" 122

XIII. "THE PATH THAT LEADS TO MADMEN'S KINGDOMS" 129

XIV. "THE POISON OF HONEY FLOWERS" 136

XV. "AND MOST OF ALL WOULD I FLY FROM THE CRUEL MADNESS OF LOVE" 144

XVI. "'TWIXT YOU AND ME A NOISOME SHADOW CAST" 154

XVII. "IF LOVE YOU CHOOSE, THEN LOVE SHALL BE YOUR RUIN" 159

XVIII. "SOFTLY GLIMMERING THROUGH THE LAURELS AT THE QUIET EVENFALL" 166

XIX. "BLOOD CALLS ALOUD FOR BLOOD AND NOT FOR HANDS ENTWINED" 174

XX. "THE NEW, STRONG WINE OF LOVE" 180

XXI. "ADREA'S DIARY" 185

XXII. "OH! HEART OF STONE, YET FLESH TO ALL SAVE ME" 195

XXIII. "MY LIPS ARE CHARGED WITH TRUTH, AND JUSTICE BIDS ME SPEAK" 206

XXIV. "THE SHATTERED VASE OF LOVE'S MOST HOLY VOWS" 218


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