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A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell S. C. Smith

A Tar-Heel Baron

_SECOND EDITION_

[Illustration: "OAKWOOD"]

A Tar-Heel Baron

_by_

Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton

With Illustrations by

Edward Stratton Holloway

Philadelphia & London J. B. Lippincott Company 1903

COPYRIGHT, 1903 BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

Published February, 1903

_Electrotyped and Printed by_ _J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, U.S.A._

TO

F. A. P.

"_One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake._"

Contents

Chapter Page

I FRIEDRICH VON RITTENHEIM 7 II THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER 22 III A WEAK MAN'S STRENGTH 38 IV "THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR'S WIFE" 47 V A STRONG MAN'S WEAKNESS 61 VI "I WARRANT THERE'S VINEGAR AND PEPPER IN'T!" 74 VII IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS 85 VIII SYDNEY RIDES AGAINST TIME 105 IX "IT NEEDED ONLY THIS!" 118 X THROUGH THE MIST 132 XI IN THE CORN 146 XII ILLUMINATION 156 XIII RECONCILIATION 171 XIV THE FOURTH OF JULY 179 XV THE GANDER-PULLING 193 XVI ON THE BRIDGE 202 XVII OUT OF A CLEAR SKY 216 XVIII BUSINESS PLANS 230 XIX HILDA 242 XX SACRIFICE 255 XXI A POKE PARTY 267 XXII VON RITTENHEIM COLLECTS HIS RENT 285 XXIII THE 'POSSUM-HUNT 299 XXIV "FOUGHT THE FIGHT" 312 XXV CARL VON STERNBURG 322 XXVI SURRENDER 335 XXVII DIXIE 348

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