CHAPTER I. UNA CALLINGHAM'S FIRST RECOLLECTION CHAPTER II. BEGINNING LIFE AGAIN CHAPTER III. AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR CHAPTER IV. THE STORY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS CHAPTER V. I BECOME A WOMAN CHAPTER VI. RELIVING MY LIFE CHAPTER VII. THE GRANGE AT WOODBURY CHAPTER VIII. A VISION OF DEAD YEARS CHAPTER IX. HATEFUL SUSPICIONS CHAPTER X. YET ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPH "ER…OM..OY…LETI…UB." CHAPTER XI. THE VISION RECURS CHAPTER XII. THE MOORES OF TORQUAY CHAPTER XIII. DR. IVOR OF BABBICOMBE CHAPTER XIV. MY WELCOME TO CANADA CHAPTER XV. A NEW ACQUAINTANCE CHAPTER XVI. MY PLANS ALTER CHAPTER XVII. A STRANGE RECOGNITION CHAPTER XVIII. MURDER WILL OUT CHAPTER XIX. THE REAL MURDERER CHAPTER XX. THE STRANGER FROM THE SEA CHAPTER XXI. THE PLOT UNRAVELS ITSELF CHAPTER XXII. MY MEMORY RETURNS CHAPTER XXIII. THE FATAL SHOT CHAPTER XXIV. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
CHAPTER I. IN MID PACIFIC. CHAPTER II. THE TEMPLE OF THE DEITY. CHAPTER III. LAND; BUT WHAT LAND? CHAPTER IV. THE GUESTS OF HEAVEN. CHAPTER V. ENROLLED IN OLYMPUS. CHAPTER VI. FIRST DAYS IN BOUPARI. CHAPTER VII. INTERCHANGE OF CIVILITIES. CHAPTER VIII. THE CUSTOMS OF BOUPARI. CHAPTER IX. SOWING THE WIND. CHAPTER X. REAPING THE WHIRLWIND. CHAPTER XI. AFTER THE STORM. CHAPTER XII. A POINT OF THEOLOGY. CHAPTER XIII. AS BETWEEN GODS. CHAPTER XIV. "MR. THURSTAN, I PRESUME." CHAPTER XV. THE SECRET OF KORONG. CHAPTER XVI. A VERY FAINT CLUE. CHAPTER XVII. FACING THE WORST. CHAPTER XVIII. TU-KILA-KILA PLAYS A CARD. CHAPTER XIX. DOMESTIC BLISS. CHAPTER XX. COUNCIL OF WAR. CHAPTER XXI. METHUSELAH GIVES SIGN. CHAPTER XXII. TANTALIZING, VERY. CHAPTER XXIII. A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAD. CHAPTER XXIV. AN UNFINISHED TALE. CHAPTER XXV. TU-KILA-KILA STRIKES. CHAPTER XXVI. A RASH RESOLVE. CHAPTER XXVII. A STRANGE ALLY. CHAPTER XXVIII. WAGER OF BATTLE. CHAPTER XXIX. VICTORY—AND AFTER? CHAPTER XXX. SUSPENSE. CHAPTER XXXI. AT SEA: OFF BOUPARI. CHAPTER XXXII. THE DOWNFALL OF A PANTHEON.
The gentleman thief known as Colonel Clay cons the same South African Millionaire, Sir Charles Vandrift again and again in a series of clever short stories. It is immensely satisfying to read how the pompous Vandrift and his equally demanding wife are tricked out of their money through their own greed, vanity and suspicion. Clay is a master of disguise and with his female partner, Madame Picardet, they follow the Vandrifts across Europe and America selling them their own diamonds or a stranger's castle.
When her stepfather dies, Miss Lois Cayley finds herself alone in the world with only twopence in her pocket. Undaunted, the intelligent, attractive, and infinitely resourceful young woman decides to set off in search of adventure. Her travels take her from London to Germany, Italy, Egypt, and India, as she faces various challenges and meets an assortment of eccentric characters. But when her true love, Harold Tillington, finds himself accused of forging a will and faces prison, Miss Cayley will need all her ingenuity to investigate the case, solve the mystery, and save Harold from the diabolical plot!
One of the first novels to feature a female detective, Grant Allen's Miss Cayley's Adventures (1899) remains as witty, enjoyable, and engaging today as when first published. This edition includes a new introduction by Elizabeth Foxwell.
"Scholars might be loath to hear this, but, popular culture being the continuum that it is, Miss Cayley's Adventures can be seen as a superior example of the chick lit of its era. Its heroine remains to this day as appealing and amusing as any Bridget Jones, and her exploits are filled with moments of wit, action, and sheer fun."- Michele Slung, editor, Crime on her Mind: Fifteen Stories of Female Sleuths from the Victorian Era to the Forties
I THE EPISODE OF THE MEXICAN SEER II THE EPISODE OF THE DIAMOND LINKS III THE EPISODE OF THE OLD MASTER IV THE EPISODE OF THE TYROLEAN CASTLE V THE EPISODE OF THE DRAWN GAME VI THE EPISODE OF THE GERMAN PROFESSOR VII THE EPISODE OF THE ARREST OF THE COLONEL VIII THE EPISODE OF THE SELDON GOLD-MINE IX THE EPISODE OF THE JAPANNED DISPATCH-BOX X THE EPISODE OF THE GAME OF POKER XI THE EPISODE OF THE BERTILLON METHOD XII THE EPISODE OF THE OLD BAILEY
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