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A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume

A WOMAN'S BURDEN

A NOVEL

BY FERGUS HUME

_Author of "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab," "The Expedition of Captain Flick," "The Mystery of Landy Court," "The Lone Inn," etc._

THIRD EDITION

LONDON

JARROLD & SONS, 10 & 11, WARWICK LANE, E.C.

[_All Rights Reserved_]

CONTENTS.

PROLOGUE.

I. A QUEER ADVENTURE

II. A STRANGE ARRANGEMENT

PART I.

I. MRS. DACRE DARROW

II. A RED RAG TO A BULL

III. POVERTY HALL

IV. MR. BARTON'S VISITOR

V. BEHIND THE SCENES

VI. MRS. DARROW'S BOMBSHELL

VII. IN THE WOODS

VIII. SHORTY

IX. THE SHADOW

X. THE SQUIRE'S SECRET

XI. UNMASKED

XII. MIRIAM KEEPS AN APPOINTMENT

XIII. MRS. DARROW BECOMES REFRACTORY

XIV. ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT

XV. A NINE DAYS' WONDER

XVI. A LITTLE FEMININE DIPLOMACY

XVII. A ROMAN FATHER

XVIII. THE REWARD OF MIRIAM

PART II.

I. 5A, ROSARY MANSIONS

II. JABEZ REDIVIVUS

III. MRS. PARSLEY'S PROTEGE

IV. DICKY'S DISCOVERY

V. JUST IN TIME

VI. SOME MUTUAL COMPLIMENTS AND A CONFESSION

VII. MRS. DARROW SYMPATHISES

VIII. MRS. PARSLEY SEES A GHOST

IX. MORE TROUBLE

X. THE MAJOR'S POINT OF VIEW

XI. IN THE DEPTHS

XII. JABEZ SEEKS AN OLD FRIEND

XIII. THE END OF GERALD ARKEL

XIV. A QUEER STORY QUEERLY TOLD

EPILOGUE

PROLOGUE.


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