A Fair Mystery: The Story of a Coquette
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A Fair Mystery: The Story of a Coquette

By Charlotte M. Brame
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  • A FAIR MYSTERY
    • CHAPTER I. A VOICE AND A FACE IN THE NIGHT.
    • CHAPTER II. A FAIRY CHANGELING.
    • CHAPTER III. A DAUGHTER OF PATRICIANS.
    • CHAPTER IV. THE MARBLE PSYCHE.
    • CHAPTER V. "I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU."
    • CHAPTER VI. FAITHLESS AND DEBONAIR.
    • CHAPTER VII. ALL, ALL IS VANITY.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE YOUNG COQUETTE.
    • CHAPTER IX. POET AND GENTLEMAN.
    • CHAPTER X. A WASTED WARNING.
    • CHAPTER XI. THE FOSTER-SISTERS.
    • CHAPTER XII. BEAUTY BECOMES IMMORTAL.
    • CHAPTER XIII. "FAITHLESS AND DEBONAIR."
    • CHAPTER XV. "I WILL BE TRUE—FOREVER."
    • CHAPTER XVI. A BETROTHAL DAY.
    • CHAPTER XVII. A SHINING MEMORY.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. A WOMAN AVERSE TO MARRIAGE.
    • CHAPTER XIX. A PROSPECTIVE PLEASURE FOR DORIS.
    • CHAPTER XX. "THEY TELL ME, CHILD, THAT YOU ARE REALLY PROMISED IN MARRIAGE."
    • CHAPTER XXI. HER EYES INVITED HIM.
    • CHAPTER XXII. "I SHALL NEVER BE A MODEL WOMAN."
    • CHAPTER XXIII. THE COQUETTE AND THE MAN OF THE WORLD.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. AN IMPASSIONED WOOING.
    • CHAPTER XXV. THE FALSE LIPS OF WOMAN.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. THE LAST HAPPY DAY OF HIS LIFE.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. HOW SHE WAS TEMPTED.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. A WOMAN RESOLVED.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. THE FLIGHT AT MIDNIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XXX. A THORN IN THE GARDEN OF ROSES.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. "I COULD SOONER PLUNGE A DAGGER IN HIS HEART."
    • CHAPTER XXXII. "I AM A MAN, AND I WILL HAVE JUSTICE."
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. THERE IS NO TRUE LOVE EXCEPT THE LOVE OF A MOTHER.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. "AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF DREAD HAS IT COME AT LAST?"
    • CHAPTER XXXV. "I MUST TELL YOU MY SECRET."
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. LADY ESTELLE'S STORY.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. "HE MADE ME BELIEVE THAT I WAS THE WHOLE WORLD TO HIM!"
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII. THE PUNISHMENT OF FOLLY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX. A MOTHER'S CONFESSION.
    • CHAPTER XL. A CLEW AT LAST.
    • CHAPTER XLI. "I CLAIM YOU AS MY OWN; I WILL NEVER RELEASE YOU!"
    • CHAPTER XLII. "THIS IS YOUR REVENGE—TO HUMILIATE ME."
    • CHAPTER XLIII. THE COQUETTE'S BLANDISHMENTS.
    • CHAPTER XLIV. THE NOBLEMAN'S OATH.
    • CHAPTER XLV. AN APPEAL FOR FORGIVENESS.
    • CHAPTER XLVI. A THUNDERBOLT IN A DUCAL PALACE.
    • CHAPTER XLVII. THE DUKE'S PLAN.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII. AN IMPORTANT LETTER.
    • CHAPTER XLIX. "WELCOME, MY DAUGHTER, TO YOUR FATHER'S HEART."
    • CHAPTER L. "ONLY ONE OTHER PERSON KNOWS MY SECRET."
    • CHAPTER LI. A NOBLEMAN'S GENEROSITY.
    • CHAPTER LII. "BE KIND TO HER, AS THOUGH YOU WERE HER OWN CHILD."
    • CHAPTER LIII. A YOUNG LADY PLEASANTLY OCCUPIED.
    • CHAPTER LIV. "I MUST BEAR IT FOR HIS SAKE."
    • CHAPTER LV. "MY QUEEN ROSE OF THE ROSEBUDS."
    • CHAPTER LVI. "WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, PERHAPS SHE LOVED SOME ONE LIKE ME."
    • CHAPTER LVII. THE YEARNINGS OF A MOTHER'S HEART.
    • CHAPTER LVIII. BEFORE THE QUEEN.
    • CHAPTER LIX. THE NEW BEAUTY DISCUSSED.
    • CHAPTER LX. DORIS AFFECTS A LITTLE CURIOSITY.
    • CHAPTER LXI. "I MIGHT HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY, BUT FOR THIS!"
    • CHAPTER LXII. "I HAVE SEEN SOME ONE LIKE HER."
    • CHAPTER LXIII. LORD VIVIANNE PERPLEXED.
    • CHAPTER LXIV. A TERRIBLE TRIAL.
    • CHAPTER LXV. "IF SHE REFUSES, LET HER BEWARE!"
    • CHAPTER LXVI. A LITTLE ARTIFICE.
    • CHAPTER LXVII. A QUIET WEDDING ADVOCATED.
    • CHAPTER LXVIII. A CLEW AT LAST.
    • CHAPTER LXIX. LORD VIVIANNE PROPOSES A LITTLE DISCUSSION.
    • CHAPTER LXX. THE PRICE OF A SECRET.
    • CHAPTER LXXI. THE COWARD'S THREAT.
    • CHAPTER LXXII. THE EARL RELUCTANTLY ASSENTS.
    • CHAPTER LXXIII. THE COUNTESS BECOMES CURIOUS.
    • CHAPTER LXXIV. A LAST VAIN APPEAL.
    • CHAPTER LXXV. "HEAVEN SAVE EARLE!"
    • CHAPTER LXXVI. "I SHALL WAKE UP AND FIND IT A DREAM."
    • CHAPTER LXXVII. TRYING ON THE WEDDING-DRESS.
    • CHAPTER LXXVIII. A MIDNIGHT VISITOR.
    • CHAPTER LXXIX. WHY HE SUSPECTED.
    • CHAPTER LXXX. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER MIDNIGHT.
    • CHAPTER LXXXI. THE SILENT BRIDE.
    • CHAPTER LXXXII. HOW THE NEWS WAS TOLD.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIII. THE CAPTAIN ASKS STRANGE QUESTIONS.
    • CHAPTER LXXXIV. A MOTHER'S ANGUISH.
    • CHAPTER LXXXV. A SURPRISE FOR LORD LINLEIGH.
    • CHAPTER LXXXVI. HAUNTED BY A DEAD FACE.
    • CHAPTER LXXXVII. SILENT LOVE REWARDED.
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