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Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Fifteen Years in Solitude

By Austin Bidwell
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  • BIDWELL'S TRAVELS.
  • FROM
  • Wall Street
  • To London Prison
    • Fifteen Years in Solitude.
      • FREED A HUMAN WRECK, A WONDERFUL SURVIVAL AND A MORE WONDERFUL RISE IN THE WORLD. TO-DAY HE HAS A NATIONAL REPUTATION AS A WRITER, SPEAKER AND IS CONSIDERED AN AUTHORITY ON ALL SOCIAL PROBLEMS. HE WAS TRIED AT THE OLD BAILEY AND SENTENCED FOR LIFE. CHARGED WITH THE £1,000,000 FORGERY ON THE BANK OF ENGLAND.
      • THIS STORY SHOWS THAT THE EVENTS OF HIS LIFE SURPASS THE IMAGINATIONS OF OUR FAMOUS NOVELISTS, ITS THRILLING SCENES, HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPES AND MARVELOUS ADVENTURES ARE NOT A RECORD OF CRIME, BUT ARE PROOFS OF THAT
    • FREED A HUMAN WRECK, A WONDERFUL SURVIVAL AND A MORE WONDERFUL RISE IN THE WORLD. TO-DAY HE HAS A NATIONAL REPUTATION AS A WRITER, SPEAKER AND IS CONSIDERED AN AUTHORITY ON ALL SOCIAL PROBLEMS. HE WAS TRIED AT THE OLD BAILEY AND SENTENCED FOR LIFE. CHARGED WITH THE £1,000,000 FORGERY ON THE BANK OF ENGLAND.
    • THIS STORY SHOWS THAT THE EVENTS OF HIS LIFE SURPASS THE IMAGINATIONS OF OUR FAMOUS NOVELISTS, ITS THRILLING SCENES, HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPES AND MARVELOUS ADVENTURES ARE NOT A RECORD OF CRIME, BUT ARE PROOFS OF THAT
    • IN THE WORLD OF WRONGDOING SUCCESS IS FAILURE.
    • Editorial New York Herald.
      • Referring to a Whole Page.
    • Referring to a Whole Page.
  • CONTENTS.
    • NOTE TO THE PUBLIC
  • CHAPTER I.
    • HAD THERE BEEN WISDOM THERE?
  • CHAPTER II.
    • "'TWAS EVER THUS." OF COURSE IT WAS.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • A LICENSED PIRATE.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • FOOLS STUMBLING ON FORTUNES.
      • TO CATHERINE TWEED.
      • JAMES KELSO,
    • TO CATHERINE TWEED.
    • JAMES KELSO,
  • CHAPTER V.
    • WHEN BOSS TWEED WAS NEW YORK'S OWNER AND JIM FISK, PROPRIETOR OF OUR JUDGES.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHEATED VISIONS AND VANISHED HOPES.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • GILDED SIRS WHO ARE NOT WISE.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • THE MERRY SUMMER OVER AND NO HARVEST STORED.
      • TO ELIZABETH, The Beloved Wife, Pious and True. She Served God and Has Gone to Live with the Angels
    • TO ELIZABETH, The Beloved Wife, Pious and True. She Served God and Has Gone to Live with the Angels
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • "WE HAVE ANOTHER JOB FOR YOU."
  • CHAPTER X.
    • A NINETEENTH CENTURY PRODIGAL.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • "CRACK THE LAWYER'S VOICE THAT HE MAY NEVER MORE FALSE TITLES PLEAD, NOR SOUND HIS QUILLETS SHRILLY."
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • RESTEZ ICI, MES ENFANTS.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • WE TALK OF THE STARS AND DO THE OTHER THING.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • I PLAY THE SILVER KING.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • PIRATICAL CRUISE IN TROPICAL SEAS.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • "SHOW ME YOUR LETTERS OF CREDIT."
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • ONCE MORE WE SAIL THE SEAS OVER.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • LITTLE FISHES WRIGGLING THROUGH GREEN WAVES.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • WITH NO REGRETS, WITH NO TORTURING REMORSE.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • DETAILS NECESSARY, IF TEDIOUS.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • THE EGYPTIANS PASS OVER THE RED SEA AND THE HEBREWS ARE DROWNED THEREIN.
  • CHAPTER XXII.
    • "ACCEPTED. LIONEL ROTHSCHILD."
  • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • SHOWERS OF GOLD FALL—AND THEN?
  • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • POINTS FOR JUSTICE TO PICK UP.
  • CHAPTER XXV.
    • THE IRONY OF FATE.
  • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • "EXCUSE ME, SIR, FOR QUESTIONING YOU."
  • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • THE FLOWERS IN THE PRIMROSE WAY ARE SWEET.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • FEAR SAYS "NO" TO HAPPINESS.
  • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • I WATCH THE PYRENEES SINK IN THE SEA, THEN SAIL O'ER GREEN NEPTUNE'S BACK.
  • CHAPTER XXX.
    • "HAPPINESS AND I SHAKE HANDS FOR A TIME."
    • AMAZING FRAUD UPON THE BANK OF ENGLAND!
    • MILLIONS LOST!
    • GREAT EXCITEMENT IN LONDON!
    • £5,000 REWARD FOR THE ARREST OF THE AMERICAN PERPETRATOR, F. A. WARREN.
  • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON THEE, SAMSON.
      • "CUBAN AFFAIRS—BIDWELL'S IMPRISONMENT.
    • "CUBAN AFFAIRS—BIDWELL'S IMPRISONMENT.
  • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • NIGHTLY IN MY DUNGEON THE MAGICIAN MEMORY WOULD UNROLL THAT SCENE.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • SHARKS, SALT WATER ONES, AND OTHER THINGS.
  • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • ONE LOVELY JUNE MORNING INTO PLYMOUTH HARBOR WE SAIL.
  • CHAPTER XXXV.
    • RUNNING THE GAUNTLET.
    • THE BANK FORGERIES.
  • CHAPTER XXXVI.
    • "NOTHING LEFT US BUT A GRAVE, THAT SMALL MODEL OF THE BARREN EARTH," WITH DISHONOR FOR AN EPITAPH.
  • CHAPTER XXXVII.
    • HENCEFORTH A LIGHT WAS TO STREAM THROUGH THE FLUTED GLASS OF MY WINDOW.
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
    • WHAT, THESE TEDIOUS DETAILS AGAIN.
  • CHAPTER XXXIX.
    • THE DAYS O' SUMMER MERRILY SPENT IN THE LAND OF THE HEATHER.
  • CHAPTER XL.
    • WE WILL FERRY YOU OVER JORDAN THAT ROLLS BETWEEN.
  • CHAPTER XLI.
  • CHAPTER XLII.
    • MANY A MAN MORE DANGEROUS WRITES ALDERMAN AFTER HIS NAME.
  • CHAPTER XLIII.
    • A BATTERED HULK STRANDED ON A SHORE TO WHICH NO TIDE RETURNS.
  • CHAPTER XLIV.
    • I FIND THE FENIANS WITH ME IN THE TOILS.
  • CHAPTER XLV.
    • IN MOOD AS LONELY, IN PLIGHT AS DESPERATE AS HIS.
  • CHAPTER XLVI.
    • IF PAIN IS NOT AN EVIL, IT CERTAINLY IS A VERY GOOD IMITATION.
  • CHAPTER XLVII.
    • HIS ROW BECOMES FILLED WITH VERY SHARP-EDGED STONES INDEED.
  • CHAPTER XLVIII.
    • HE TELEGRAPHED THE NEWS TO MY WARDER, AND BARTON WENT ON HIS WAY REJOICING.
  • CHAPTER XLIX.
    • I FLUSTER THE GREAT JUPITER OF MY LITTLE WORLD.
    • "AUSTIN BIDWELL."
      • PETITION.
    • PETITION.
  • CHAPTER L.
    • IT WAS NIGHT; SILENCE AND GLOOM HAD SETTLED DOWN ON THE INMATES.
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