The Astonishing History of Troy Town
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The Astonishing History of Troy Town

By Arthur Quiller-Couch
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Astonishing History of Troy Town, by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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  • THE ASTONISHING HISTORY OF TROY TOWN.
    • by
  • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
    • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I.
    • IN WHICH THE READER IS MADE ACQUAINTED WITH A STATE OF INNOCENCE; AND THE MEANING OF THE WORD "CUMEELFO".
    • CHAPTER II.
    • HOW AN ADMIRAL TOOK ONE GENTLEMAN FOR ANOTHER, AND WAS TOLD THE DAY OF THE MONTH.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • OF A BLUE-JERSEYED MAN THAT WOULD HOIST NO MORE BRICKS; AND A NIGHTCAP THAT HAD NO BUSINESS TO BE WHERE IT WAS.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • OF CERTAIN LEPERS; AND TWO BROTHERS, WHO, BEING MUCH ALIKE, LOVED THEIR SISTER, AND RECOMMENDED THE USE OF GLOBES.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • HOW AN ABSENT-MINDED MAN, THAT HATED WOMEN, TOOK A HOUSE BY THE WATER-SIDE, AND LIVED THEREIN WITH ONE SERVANT.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • HOW CERTAIN TROJANS CLIMBED A WALL OUT OF CURIOSITY; AND OF A CHARWOMAN THAT COULD GIVE NO INFORMATION.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • OF A LADY THAT HAD A MUSICAL VOICE, BUT USED IT TO DECEIVE.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • HOW A CREW, THAT WOULD SAIL ON A WASHING-DAY, WAS SHIPWRECKED: WITH AN ADVERTISEMENT AGAINST WOMEN.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • OF A TOWN THAT WOULD LAUGH AT THE GREAT. AND HOW A DULL COMPANY WAS CURED BY AN IRISH SONG.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • OF ONE EXCURSION AND MANY ALARUMS.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • OF A WESLEYAN MINISTER THAT WOULD IMPROVE UPON NATURE, AND THEREBY TRAINED A ROOK TO GOOD PRINCIPLES.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • OF DETERIORATION; AND A WHEELBARROW THAT CONTAINED UNEXPECTED THINGS.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF POMEROY'S CAT; AND HOW THE MEN AND WOMEN OF TROY ENSUED AFTER PLEASURE IN BOATS.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • OF A LADY OF SENSIBILITY THAT, BEING AWKWARDLY PLACED, MIGHT EASILY HAVE SET MATTERS RIGHT, BUT DID NOT: WITH MUCH BESIDE.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • HOW A LADY AND A YOUTH, BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR COMPANY, VISITED A SHIP THAT HELD NOTHING BUT WATER.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • OF STRATAGEMS AND SPOILS; AND THAT THE NOMINALISTS ERR WHO HOLD A THING TO BE WHAT IT IS CALLED.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • HOW ONE THAT WAS DISSATISFIED WITH HIS PAST SAW A VISION, BUT DOUBTED.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • OF A YOUNG MAN THAT WOULD START UPON A DARK ADVENTURE, BUT HAD TWO MINDS UPON IT.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • THAT A SILVER BULLET HAS VIRTUE: WITH A WARNING TO COMMODORES.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • HOW CERTAIN CHARACTERS FOUND THEMSELVES, AT DEAD OF NIGHT, UPON THE FIVE LANES ROAD.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • THAT A VERY LITTLE TEA MAY SUFFICE TO ELEVATE A MAN.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • IN WHICH SEVERAL ATTEMPTS ARE MADE TO PUT A PERIOD TO THIS HISTORY.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • HOW ONE LOVER TOOK LEAVE OF HIS WITS, AND TWO CAME TO THEIR SENSES.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • OF THE BEST HELLEBORE; AND AN EXPERIMENT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT OF TWINS.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • WHICH ENDS THE STORY OF TROY.
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