Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency
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Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency

By John Pendleton Kennedy
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  • HORSE-SHOE ROBINSON.
    • A TALE OF THE TORY ASCENDENCY.
      • AUTHOR OF "SWALLOW BARN," "ROB OF THE BOWL," ETC.
        • "I say the tale as 't was said to me."—Lay of the Last Minstrel
        • REVISED EDITION.
        • NEW YORK G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
        • 182 Fifth Avenue 1876
        • Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1852, by GEORGE P. PUTNAM, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
      • "I say the tale as 't was said to me."—Lay of the Last Minstrel
      • REVISED EDITION.
      • NEW YORK G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
      • 182 Fifth Avenue 1876
      • Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1852, by GEORGE P. PUTNAM, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • AUTHOR OF "SWALLOW BARN," "ROB OF THE BOWL," ETC.
      • "I say the tale as 't was said to me."—Lay of the Last Minstrel
      • REVISED EDITION.
      • NEW YORK G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
      • 182 Fifth Avenue 1876
      • Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1852, by GEORGE P. PUTNAM, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • "I say the tale as 't was said to me."—Lay of the Last Minstrel
    • REVISED EDITION.
    • NEW YORK G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
    • 182 Fifth Avenue 1876
    • Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1852, by GEORGE P. PUTNAM, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • CONTENTS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
    • HORSE SHOE ROBINSON.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • A TOPOGRAPHICAL DISCOURSE.
    • A TOPOGRAPHICAL DISCOURSE.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • WHEREIN THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO TWO WORTHIES WITH WHOM HE IS LIKELY TO FORM AN INTIMATE ACQUAINTANCE.
    • WHEREIN THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO TWO WORTHIES WITH WHOM HE IS LIKELY TO FORM AN INTIMATE ACQUAINTANCE.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • AN INCIDENT THAT SAVORS OF ROMANCE.
    • AN INCIDENT THAT SAVORS OF ROMANCE.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • A MEETING OF LOVERS——SOME INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE.
    • A MEETING OF LOVERS——SOME INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • A COMFORTABLE INN, AND A GOOD LANDLADY——THE MISFORTUNES OF HEROES DO NOT ALWAYS DESTROY THE APPETITE.
    • A COMFORTABLE INN, AND A GOOD LANDLADY——THE MISFORTUNES OF HEROES DO NOT ALWAYS DESTROY THE APPETITE.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • SOME ACCOUNT OF PHILIP LINDSAY—SENSIBILITY AND RETIREMENT APT TO ENGENDER A PERNICIOUS PHILOSOPHY.
    • SOME ACCOUNT OF PHILIP LINDSAY—SENSIBILITY AND RETIREMENT APT TO ENGENDER A PERNICIOUS PHILOSOPHY.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • THE MANSION OF A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR.
    • THE MANSION OF A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • AN INTRIGUE.
    • AN INTRIGUE.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • TYRREL RETREATS.
    • TYRREL RETREATS.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • A SCENE BETWEEN A FATHER AND DAUGHTER.
    • A SCENE BETWEEN A FATHER AND DAUGHTER.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • A POLITICAL RETROSPECT.—BUTLER ENTERS SOUTH CAROLINA.
    • A POLITICAL RETROSPECT.—BUTLER ENTERS SOUTH CAROLINA.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • A WOODMAN'S FAMILY.
    • A WOODMAN'S FAMILY.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • SOMETHING VERY LIKE A DREAM.
    • SOMETHING VERY LIKE A DREAM.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • HORSE SHOE AND BUTLER RESUME THEIR JOURNEY, WHICH IS DELAYED BY A SAVAGE INCIDENT.
    • HORSE SHOE AND BUTLER RESUME THEIR JOURNEY, WHICH IS DELAYED BY A SAVAGE INCIDENT.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • TORY TROOPERS, A DARK ROAD AND A FRAY.
    • TORY TROOPERS, A DARK ROAD AND A FRAY.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • SCENE IN THE BIVOUAC.
    • SCENE IN THE BIVOUAC.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • THE TROOPERS MOVE WITH THEIR PRISONERS.
    • THE TROOPERS MOVE WITH THEIR PRISONERS.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • AN ADVENTURE WHEREIN IT IS APPARENT THAT THE ACTIONS OF REAL LIFE ARE FULL AS MARVELLOUS AS THE INVENTIONS OF ROMANCE.
    • AN ADVENTURE WHEREIN IT IS APPARENT THAT THE ACTIONS OF REAL LIFE ARE FULL AS MARVELLOUS AS THE INVENTIONS OF ROMANCE.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • SHOWING HOW A GOOD SOLDIER WILL TURN THE ACCIDENTS OF WAR TO THE BEST ACCOUNT. ENSIGN ST. JERMYN IN A DISAGREEABLE DILEMMA.
    • SHOWING HOW A GOOD SOLDIER WILL TURN THE ACCIDENTS OF WAR TO THE BEST ACCOUNT. ENSIGN ST. JERMYN IN A DISAGREEABLE DILEMMA.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • NEW DIFFICULTIES OPEN UPON BUTLER.
    • NEW DIFFICULTIES OPEN UPON BUTLER.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • A TRIAL.—A GRAVE ACCUSATION THAT STILL FURTHER CONFIRMS BUTLER IN HIS BELIEF OF A SECRET ENEMY.—A SUDDEN RESPITE.
    • A TRIAL.—A GRAVE ACCUSATION THAT STILL FURTHER CONFIRMS BUTLER IN HIS BELIEF OF A SECRET ENEMY.—A SUDDEN RESPITE.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • THE SERGEANT AND HIS COMRADE PROJECT AN EXPEDITION WHICH FURNISHES THE ENSIGN AN OPPORTUNITY OF ENJOYING THE PICTURESQUE.
    • THE SERGEANT AND HIS COMRADE PROJECT AN EXPEDITION WHICH FURNISHES THE ENSIGN AN OPPORTUNITY OF ENJOYING THE PICTURESQUE.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • A RETREAT AFTER THE MANNER OF XENOPHON.
    • A RETREAT AFTER THE MANNER OF XENOPHON.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • BUTLER'S DIFFICULTIES INCREASE.—INNIS FINDS OCCASION TO THINK OF THE ADAGE—"THERE'S MANY A SLIP BETWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIP."
    • BUTLER'S DIFFICULTIES INCREASE.—INNIS FINDS OCCASION TO THINK OF THE ADAGE—"THERE'S MANY A SLIP BETWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIP."
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • WILLIAMS TAKES A FANCY TO FOREST LIFE.—HORSE SHOE AND JOHN RAMSAY CONTINUE ACTIVE IN THE SERVICE OF BUTLER.—MARY MUSGROVE BECOMES A VALUABLE AUXILIARY.
    • WILLIAMS TAKES A FANCY TO FOREST LIFE.—HORSE SHOE AND JOHN RAMSAY CONTINUE ACTIVE IN THE SERVICE OF BUTLER.—MARY MUSGROVE BECOMES A VALUABLE AUXILIARY.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • BUTLER FINDS A GLEAM OF SUNSHINE IN HIS DISTRESS.
    • BUTLER FINDS A GLEAM OF SUNSHINE IN HIS DISTRESS.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • MARY MUSGROVE'S PERPLEXITIES.
    • MARY MUSGROVE'S PERPLEXITIES.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • A GLANCE AT THE DOVE COTE.—THE COMPANIONSHIP OF BROTHER AND SISTER.
    • A GLANCE AT THE DOVE COTE.—THE COMPANIONSHIP OF BROTHER AND SISTER.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • MILDRED PUT TO A SEVERE TRIAL:—HER FIRMNESS.
    • MILDRED PUT TO A SEVERE TRIAL:—HER FIRMNESS.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • MILDRED IN GRIEF.—SHE IS NEAR MAKING A DISCLOSURE.—A VISITOR ARRIVES AT THE DOVE COTE.
    • MILDRED IN GRIEF.—SHE IS NEAR MAKING A DISCLOSURE.—A VISITOR ARRIVES AT THE DOVE COTE.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • CIRCUMSTANCES FAVOR TYRREL's INFLUENCE OVER LINDSAY.
    • CIRCUMSTANCES FAVOR TYRREL's INFLUENCE OVER LINDSAY.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • A DOMESTIC SCENE AT THE DOVE COTE.
    • A DOMESTIC SCENE AT THE DOVE COTE.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • AN ARRIVAL AT THE DOVE COTE. MILDRED RESOLVES ON A PERILOUS ADVENTURE.
    • AN ARRIVAL AT THE DOVE COTE. MILDRED RESOLVES ON A PERILOUS ADVENTURE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • MILDRED BEGINS HER JOURNEY.
    • MILDRED BEGINS HER JOURNEY.
    • CHAPTER XL.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • OCCURRENCES AT MUSGROVE'S MILL.
    • OCCURRENCES AT MUSGROVE'S MILL.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • A MELANCHOLY INCIDENT.
    • A MELANCHOLY INCIDENT.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • A RUSTIC FUNERAL.
    • A RUSTIC FUNERAL.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • A COUNCIL OF WAR AT MRS. MARKHAM'S. THE SERGEANT SETS FORTH ON AN ADVENTURE.
    • A COUNCIL OF WAR AT MRS. MARKHAM'S. THE SERGEANT SETS FORTH ON AN ADVENTURE.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • AN INCIDENT OF THE WAR NOT UNFAMILIAR TO THE TIME.
    • AN INCIDENT OF THE WAR NOT UNFAMILIAR TO THE TIME.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • MILDRED ARRIVES AT THE TERM OF HER JOURNEY.——THE READER IS FAVORED WITH A GLIMPSE OF A DISTINGUISHED PERSONAGE.
    • MILDRED ARRIVES AT THE TERM OF HER JOURNEY.——THE READER IS FAVORED WITH A GLIMPSE OF A DISTINGUISHED PERSONAGE.
    • CHAPTER L.
      • A BRITISH PARTISAN.
    • A BRITISH PARTISAN.
    • CHAPTER LI.
      • MILDRED TURNS HER STEPS HOMEWARDS.
    • MILDRED TURNS HER STEPS HOMEWARDS.
    • CHAPTER LII.
      • SIGNS OF A GATHERING STORM.—MUSTER OF THE BACKWOODSMEN.
    • SIGNS OF A GATHERING STORM.—MUSTER OF THE BACKWOODSMEN.
    • CHAPTER LIII.
      • MILDRED MEETS AN AGREEABLE ADVENTURE.
    • MILDRED MEETS AN AGREEABLE ADVENTURE.
    • CHAPTER LIV.
      • FERGUSON ADVANCES SOUTH.—HE HAS REASON TO BECOME CIRCUMSPECT.—ARTHUR BUTLER FINDS HIMSELF RETREATING FROM HIS FRIENDS.
    • FERGUSON ADVANCES SOUTH.—HE HAS REASON TO BECOME CIRCUMSPECT.—ARTHUR BUTLER FINDS HIMSELF RETREATING FROM HIS FRIENDS.
    • CHAPTER LV.
      • THE WHIGS CONTINUE THEIR MARCH.—MILDRED IS LEFT BEHIND.
    • THE WHIGS CONTINUE THEIR MARCH.—MILDRED IS LEFT BEHIND.
    • CHAPTER LVI.
      • AFFAIRS BEGIN TO DRAW TO A HEAD. PREPARATIONS FOR BATTLE. A PICTURE OF THE TWO ARMIES.
    • AFFAIRS BEGIN TO DRAW TO A HEAD. PREPARATIONS FOR BATTLE. A PICTURE OF THE TWO ARMIES.
    • CHAPTER LVII.
      • THE BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN.
    • THE BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN.
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
      • THE CONCLUSION.
    • THE CONCLUSION.
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