The Shadow of the Rope
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The Shadow of the Rope

By E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
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Table of Contents
  • THE SHADOW OF THE ROPE
  • ILLUSTRATED BY HARVEY T. DUNN
    • 1906
    • TO MY FRIEND EDWARD SHORTT
    • CONTENTS
      • I. The End of Their Life
      • II. The Case for the Crown
      • III. Name and Nature
      • IV. The Man in the Train
      • V. The Man in the Street
      • VI. A Peripatetic Providence
      • VII. A Morning Call
      • VIII. The Dove and the Serpent
      • IX. A Change of Scene
      • X. A Slight Discrepancy
      • XI. Another New Friend
      • XII. Episode of the Invisible Visitor
      • XIII. The Australian Room
      • XIV. Battle Royal
      • XV. A Chance Encounter
      • XVI. A Match for Mrs. Venables
      • XVII. Friends in Need
      • XVIII. "They Which Were Bidden"
      • XIX. Rachel's Champion
      • XX. More Haste
      • XXI. Worse Speed
      • XXII. The Darkest Hour
      • XXIII. Dawn
      • XXIV. One Who Was Not Bidden
      • XXV. A Point to Langholm
      • XXVI. A Cardinal Point
      • XXVII. The Whole Truth
      • XXVIII. In the Matter of a Motive
    • I. The End of Their Life
    • II. The Case for the Crown
    • III. Name and Nature
    • IV. The Man in the Train
    • V. The Man in the Street
    • VI. A Peripatetic Providence
    • VII. A Morning Call
    • VIII. The Dove and the Serpent
    • IX. A Change of Scene
    • X. A Slight Discrepancy
    • XI. Another New Friend
    • XII. Episode of the Invisible Visitor
    • XIII. The Australian Room
    • XIV. Battle Royal
    • XV. A Chance Encounter
    • XVI. A Match for Mrs. Venables
    • XVII. Friends in Need
    • XVIII. "They Which Were Bidden"
    • XIX. Rachel's Champion
    • XX. More Haste
    • XXI. Worse Speed
    • XXII. The Darkest Hour
    • XXIII. Dawn
    • XXIV. One Who Was Not Bidden
    • XXV. A Point to Langholm
    • XXVI. A Cardinal Point
    • XXVII. The Whole Truth
    • XXVIII. In the Matter of a Motive
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
      • She had recoiled into the narrow hall, driven by an uncontrollable revulsion.
      • "I will!" she answered through her teeth—and she swept past him out of the room.
      • "I'll tell you who I thought it was at first," said he, heartily.
    • She had recoiled into the narrow hall, driven by an uncontrollable revulsion.
    • "I will!" she answered through her teeth—and she swept past him out of the room.
    • "I'll tell you who I thought it was at first," said he, heartily.
  • The Shadow of the Rope
  • CHAPTER I
    • THE END OF THEIR LIFE
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE CASE FOR THE CROWN
  • CHAPTER III
    • NAME AND NATURE
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE MAN IN THE TRAIN
  • CHAPTER V
    • THE MAN IN THE STREET
  • CHAPTER VI
    • A PERIPATETIC PROVIDENCE
  • CHAPTER VII
    • A MORNING CALL
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • THE DOVE AND THE SERPENT
  • CHAPTER IX
    • A CHANGE OF SCENE
  • CHAPTER X
    • A SLIGHT DISCREPANCY
  • CHAPTER XI
    • ANOTHER NEW FRIEND
  • CHAPTER XII
    • EPISODE OF THE INVISIBLE VISITOR
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • THE AUSTRALIAN ROOM
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • BATTLE ROYAL
  • CHAPTER XV
    • A CHANCE ENCOUNTER
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • A MATCH FOR MRS. VENABLES
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • FRIENDS IN NEED
  • CHAPTER XVIII
    • "THEY WHICH WERE BIDDEN"
  • CHAPTER XIX
    • RACHEL'S CHAMPION
  • CHAPTER XX
    • MORE HASTE
  • CHAPTER XXI
    • WORSE SPEED
  • CHAPTER XXII
    • THE DARKEST HOUR
  • CHAPTER XXIII
    • DAWN
  • CHAPTER XXIV
    • ONE WHO WAS NOT BIDDEN
  • CHAPTER XXV
    • A POINT TO LANGHOLM
  • CHAPTER XXVI
    • A CARDINAL POINT
  • CHAPTER XXVII
    • THE WHOLE TRUTH
  • CHAPTER XXVIII
    • IN THE MATTER OF A MOTIVE
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