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A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim

A MAKER OF HISTORY

by

E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM

Author of "The Kingdom of the Blind," "The Hillman," "The Double Traitor," Etc.

With Frontispiece

[Illustration: "'Guard this for me,' she whispered." (page 148) _Frontispiece_]

[Illustration]

A. L. Burt Company Publishers New York Published by arrangement with Little, Brown & Company Copyright, 1905, 1906, by Little, Brown, and Company. All rights reserved

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

BOOK I

I. AN ACCIDENTAL SPY 1

II. AT THE CAFE MONTMARTRE 11

III. A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE 18

IV. THE FALLING OF THE HANDKERCHIEF 26

V. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT 33

VI. THE VANISHING LADY 40

VII. THE DECOY-HOUSE OF EUROPE 48

VIII. "DUNCOMBE'S HOLD-UP" 55

IX. THE STORY OF A CALL 64

X. SPENCER'S SURPRISE 72

XI. A WORD OF WARNING 80

XII. THE SHADOWING OF DUNCOMBE 87

XIII. "HER VOICE" 93

XIV. LAUGHTER OF WOMEN 101

XV. MISS FIELDING FROM AMERICA 107

XVI. MISS FIELDING ASKS A QUESTION 115

XVII. GEORGE DUNCOMBE'S LIE 121

XVIII. "WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?" 129

XIX. A HILLSIDE ENCOUNTER 137

XX. MR. FIELDING IN A NEW ROLE 143

XXI. A WOMAN'S CRY 151

XXII. LORD RUNTON IS SUSPICIOUS 160

XXIII. HER FIRST KISS 171

XXIV. THE EMPTY ROOM 179

BOOK II


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