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Charlemont

By Simms, William Gilmore

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Title: Charlemont  
Author: Simms, William Gilmore
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Simms, W. G. (n.d.). Charlemont. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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The domestic legend which follows, is founded upon actual events of comparatively recent occurrence in the state of Kentucky. However strange the facts may appear in the sequel—however in conflict with what are usually supposed to be the sensibilities and characteristics of woman—they are yet unquestionably true; most of them having been conclusively established, by the best testimony, before a court of justice. Very terrible, indeed, was the tragedy to which they conducted—one that startled the whole country when it took place, and the mournful interest of which will long be remembered. More on this subject need not be mentioned here. The narrative, it is hoped, will satisfy all the curiosity of the reader. It has been very carefully prepared from and according to the evidence; the art of the romancer being held in close subjection to the historical authorities. I have furnished only the necessary details which would fill such blanks in the story as are of domestic character; taking care that these should accord, in all cases, with the despotic facts. In respect to these, I have seldom appealed to invention. It is in the delineation and development of character, only, that I have made free to furnish scenes, such as appeared to me calculated to perfect the portraits, and the better to reconcile the reader to real occurrences, which, in their original nakedness, however unquestionably true, might incur the risk of being thought improbabilities.

Table of Contents
· ADVERTISEMENT · CHAPTER I. THE SCENE. · CHAPTER II. THE TRAVELLERS. · CHAPTER III. THE STRONG-MINDED WOMAN. · CHAPTER IV. SIMPLICITY AND THE SERPENT. · CHAPTER V. THE SERPENT IN THE GARDEN. · CHAPTER VI. THE TOAD ON THE ALTAR. · CHAPTER VII. THE GOOD YOUNG MAN IN MEDITATION. · CHAPTER VIII. PAROCHIAL PERFORMANCES. · CHAPTER IX. HOW THE TOAD GRINS UPON THE ALTAR. · CHAPTER X. THE MOTHER'S GRIEFS. · CHAPTER XI. WRESTLING. · CHAPTER XII. THE MASTER AND HIS PUPILS. · CHAPTER XIII. THE HISTORY OF A FAILURE. · CHAPTER XIV. THE ENTHUSIAST. · CHAPTER XV. A CATASTROPHE. · CHAPTER XVI. SOUSING A GURNET. · CHAPTER XVII. PHILOSOPHY OP FIGHTING. · CHAPTER XVIII. TRAILING THE FOX. · CHAPTER XIX. THE DOOM. · CHAPTER XX. BLOWS—A CRISIS. · CHAPTER XXI. CHALLENGE. · CHAPTER XXII. FOOT TO FOOT. · CHAPTER XXIII. UNEXPECTED ISSUES. · CHAPTER XXIV. EXILE. · CHAPTER XXV. CONQUEST. · CHAPTER XXVI. FALL. · CHAPTER XXVII. THE BIRTH OF THE AGONY. · CHAPTER XXVIII. STRENGTH AFTER FALL. · CHAPTER XXIX. BULL-PUPS IN TRAINING. · CHAPTER XXX. THE FOX IN THE TRAP. · CHAPTER XXXI. “ABSQUATULATING.” · CHAPTER XXXII. THE REVELATION. · CHAPTER XXXIII. STORM AND CONVULSION. · CHAPTER XXXIV. THE FATES FIND THE DAGGER AND THE BOWL. · CHAPTER XXXV. FOLDING THE ROBES ABOUT HER. · CHAPTER XXXVI. SUSPENSE AND AGONY. · CHAPTER XXXVII. SHAME AND DEATH—THE OATH. · CHAPTER XXXVIII. THE PALL UPON THE COFFIN.

 

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