When the Birds Begin to Sing
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When the Birds Begin to Sing

By Winifred (Matilda Winifred Muriel) Graham
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  • "The vicar's wife would have a fit if I lounged like this." See page 4
  • WHEN THE BIRDS BEGIN TO SING.
    • A Novel
      • BY
    • BY
    • WINIFRED GRAHAM,
      • AUTHOR OF "ON THE DOWN GRADE," &c., &c.
        • WITH SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY HAROLD PIFFARD.
        • LONDON: C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD., HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1897
      • WITH SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY HAROLD PIFFARD.
      • LONDON: C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD., HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1897
    • AUTHOR OF "ON THE DOWN GRADE," &c., &c.
      • WITH SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY HAROLD PIFFARD.
      • LONDON: C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD., HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1897
    • WITH SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY HAROLD PIFFARD.
    • LONDON: C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD., HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1897
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
      • "THE VICAR'S WIFE WOULD HAVE A FIT IF I LOUNGED LIKE THIS" . . .  Frontispiece
        • "LOOK! THERE IT GOES."
        • SALUTING THE OLD PICTURES ON THE WALL WITH MOCK COURTESY
        • THE DINING-ROOM DOOR OPENS, AND PHILIP ROCHE STANDS BEFORE THEM
        • "MR. AND MRS. GREBBY!"
        • SHE COVERS HER FACE WITH HER HANDS
        • "MAY I SEE THAT PHOTOGRAPH?"
        • "WHY, IT'S NEVER MR. ROCHE!" SHE EXCLAIMS
        • SHE RUSHES TO THE DOOR WITH A WILD CRY
        • ELEANOR STAGGERS ON BREATHLESSLY UP THE HILL
        • THE CRUEL FINGERS PRESS WITH DEADLY FORCE
        • BIG TOMBO BOWS ASSENT
        • BEARING TENDERLY THE LIMP BODY OF THE TERRIER
        • "WHAT VILLAIN HAS KILLED MY HORSE?"
        • SHE STEALS INTO THE VERANDAH AND WATCHES
        • PHILIP THROWS BACK HIS COAT, AND SHE SEES THE SHIRT BENEATH IT IS SPLASHED WITH BLOOD
      • "LOOK! THERE IT GOES."
      • SALUTING THE OLD PICTURES ON THE WALL WITH MOCK COURTESY
      • THE DINING-ROOM DOOR OPENS, AND PHILIP ROCHE STANDS BEFORE THEM
      • "MR. AND MRS. GREBBY!"
      • SHE COVERS HER FACE WITH HER HANDS
      • "MAY I SEE THAT PHOTOGRAPH?"
      • "WHY, IT'S NEVER MR. ROCHE!" SHE EXCLAIMS
      • SHE RUSHES TO THE DOOR WITH A WILD CRY
      • ELEANOR STAGGERS ON BREATHLESSLY UP THE HILL
      • THE CRUEL FINGERS PRESS WITH DEADLY FORCE
      • BIG TOMBO BOWS ASSENT
      • BEARING TENDERLY THE LIMP BODY OF THE TERRIER
      • "WHAT VILLAIN HAS KILLED MY HORSE?"
      • SHE STEALS INTO THE VERANDAH AND WATCHES
      • PHILIP THROWS BACK HIS COAT, AND SHE SEES THE SHIRT BENEATH IT IS SPLASHED WITH BLOOD
    • "THE VICAR'S WIFE WOULD HAVE A FIT IF I LOUNGED LIKE THIS" . . .  Frontispiece
      • "LOOK! THERE IT GOES."
      • SALUTING THE OLD PICTURES ON THE WALL WITH MOCK COURTESY
      • THE DINING-ROOM DOOR OPENS, AND PHILIP ROCHE STANDS BEFORE THEM
      • "MR. AND MRS. GREBBY!"
      • SHE COVERS HER FACE WITH HER HANDS
      • "MAY I SEE THAT PHOTOGRAPH?"
      • "WHY, IT'S NEVER MR. ROCHE!" SHE EXCLAIMS
      • SHE RUSHES TO THE DOOR WITH A WILD CRY
      • ELEANOR STAGGERS ON BREATHLESSLY UP THE HILL
      • THE CRUEL FINGERS PRESS WITH DEADLY FORCE
      • BIG TOMBO BOWS ASSENT
      • BEARING TENDERLY THE LIMP BODY OF THE TERRIER
      • "WHAT VILLAIN HAS KILLED MY HORSE?"
      • SHE STEALS INTO THE VERANDAH AND WATCHES
      • PHILIP THROWS BACK HIS COAT, AND SHE SEES THE SHIRT BENEATH IT IS SPLASHED WITH BLOOD
    • "LOOK! THERE IT GOES."
    • SALUTING THE OLD PICTURES ON THE WALL WITH MOCK COURTESY
    • THE DINING-ROOM DOOR OPENS, AND PHILIP ROCHE STANDS BEFORE THEM
    • "MR. AND MRS. GREBBY!"
    • SHE COVERS HER FACE WITH HER HANDS
    • "MAY I SEE THAT PHOTOGRAPH?"
    • "WHY, IT'S NEVER MR. ROCHE!" SHE EXCLAIMS
    • SHE RUSHES TO THE DOOR WITH A WILD CRY
    • ELEANOR STAGGERS ON BREATHLESSLY UP THE HILL
    • THE CRUEL FINGERS PRESS WITH DEADLY FORCE
    • BIG TOMBO BOWS ASSENT
    • BEARING TENDERLY THE LIMP BODY OF THE TERRIER
    • "WHAT VILLAIN HAS KILLED MY HORSE?"
    • SHE STEALS INTO THE VERANDAH AND WATCHES
    • PHILIP THROWS BACK HIS COAT, AND SHE SEES THE SHIRT BENEATH IT IS SPLASHED WITH BLOOD
  • WHEN THE BIRDS BEGIN TO SING.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • AND WHEN LOVE SPEAKS.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • "IMPARADIS'D IN ONE ANOTHER'S ARMS."—Milton.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • GOD MADE THE WOMAN FOR THE MAN.—Tennyson.
        • "Look! there it goes."
      • "Look! there it goes."
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • LIFE IS A JEST.
        • Saluting the old pictures on the wall with mock courtesy.
      • Saluting the old pictures on the wall with mock courtesy.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • "THE FLY THAT SIPS TREACLE IS LOST IN THE SWEETS."
        • The dining-room door opens, and Philip Roche stands before them.
      • The dining-room door opens, and Philip Roche stands before them.
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • LIKE ONE THAT ON A LONESOME ROAD DOST WALK IN FEAR AND DREAD.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE SHADOWS RISE AND FALL.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • KIND HEARTS ARE MORE THAN CORONETS.
        • "Mr. and Mrs. Grebby!"
      • "Mr. and Mrs. Grebby!"
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • HEART SICK AND WEARY WITH THE JOURNEY'S FRET.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • FALSER THAN ALL FANCY FATHOMS.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • IF WE ONLY KNOW! IF WE ONLY KNOW!
        • She covers her face with her hands.
      • She covers her face with her hands.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • TO-MORROW, AND TO-MORROW, AND TO-MORROW.—Shakespeare.
        • "May I see that photograph?"
      • "May I see that photograph?"
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • IF NEED, TO DIE—NOT LIVE.—Chas. Kingsley.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • IN CLOUDS OF SILENCE FOLDED OUT OF SIGHT.
        • "Why, it's never Mr. Roche!" she exclaims.
        • She rushes to the door with a wild cry.
      • "Why, it's never Mr. Roche!" she exclaims.
      • She rushes to the door with a wild cry.
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • AH, FOR SOME RETREAT, DEEP IN YONDER SHINING ORIENT.—Tennyson.
        • Eleanor staggers on breathlessly up the hill.
      • Eleanor staggers on breathlessly up the hill.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • OH, LOVE! IN SUCH A WILDERNESS AS THIS.
        • The cruel fingers press with deadly force.
      • The cruel fingers press with deadly force.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • "WHERE THERE AIN'T NO TEN COMMANDMENTS." "The Road to Mandalay."—Rudyard Kipling.
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • LET US BE OPEN AS THE DAY.
        • Big Tombo bows assent.
      • Big Tombo bows assent.
      • CHAPTER XIX.
      • THE IDEAL! DIM VANITIES OF DREAMS BY NIGHT.
        • Bearing tenderly the limp body of the terrier.
      • Bearing tenderly the limp body of the terrier.
      • CHAPTER XX.
      • LIFE IS THORNY, AND YOUTH IS VAIN.
        • "What villain has killed my horse?"
      • "What villain has killed my horse?"
      • CHAPTER XXI.
        • She steals into the verandah and watches.
      • She steals into the verandah and watches.
      • CHAPTER XXII.
      • NO FOOTSTEP STIRRED—THE HATED WORLD ALL SLEPT, SAVE ONLY THEE AND ME. (OH, HEAVEN! OH, GOD!)
      • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • OH, I DEFY THEE, HELL, TO SHOW ON BEDS OF FIRE THAT BURN BELOW, A DEEPER WOE.—E. A. Poe.
        • Philip throws back his coat, and she sees the shirt beneath it is splashed with blood.
      • Philip throws back his coat, and she sees the shirt beneath it is splashed with blood.
    • AND WHEN LOVE SPEAKS.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • "IMPARADIS'D IN ONE ANOTHER'S ARMS."—Milton.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • GOD MADE THE WOMAN FOR THE MAN.—Tennyson.
      • "Look! there it goes."
    • "Look! there it goes."
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • LIFE IS A JEST.
      • Saluting the old pictures on the wall with mock courtesy.
    • Saluting the old pictures on the wall with mock courtesy.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • "THE FLY THAT SIPS TREACLE IS LOST IN THE SWEETS."
      • The dining-room door opens, and Philip Roche stands before them.
    • The dining-room door opens, and Philip Roche stands before them.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • LIKE ONE THAT ON A LONESOME ROAD DOST WALK IN FEAR AND DREAD.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • THE SHADOWS RISE AND FALL.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • KIND HEARTS ARE MORE THAN CORONETS.
      • "Mr. and Mrs. Grebby!"
    • "Mr. and Mrs. Grebby!"
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • HEART SICK AND WEARY WITH THE JOURNEY'S FRET.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • FALSER THAN ALL FANCY FATHOMS.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • IF WE ONLY KNOW! IF WE ONLY KNOW!
      • She covers her face with her hands.
    • She covers her face with her hands.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • TO-MORROW, AND TO-MORROW, AND TO-MORROW.—Shakespeare.
      • "May I see that photograph?"
    • "May I see that photograph?"
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • IF NEED, TO DIE—NOT LIVE.—Chas. Kingsley.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • IN CLOUDS OF SILENCE FOLDED OUT OF SIGHT.
      • "Why, it's never Mr. Roche!" she exclaims.
      • She rushes to the door with a wild cry.
    • "Why, it's never Mr. Roche!" she exclaims.
    • She rushes to the door with a wild cry.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • AH, FOR SOME RETREAT, DEEP IN YONDER SHINING ORIENT.—Tennyson.
      • Eleanor staggers on breathlessly up the hill.
    • Eleanor staggers on breathlessly up the hill.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • OH, LOVE! IN SUCH A WILDERNESS AS THIS.
      • The cruel fingers press with deadly force.
    • The cruel fingers press with deadly force.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • "WHERE THERE AIN'T NO TEN COMMANDMENTS." "The Road to Mandalay."—Rudyard Kipling.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • LET US BE OPEN AS THE DAY.
      • Big Tombo bows assent.
    • Big Tombo bows assent.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • THE IDEAL! DIM VANITIES OF DREAMS BY NIGHT.
      • Bearing tenderly the limp body of the terrier.
    • Bearing tenderly the limp body of the terrier.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • LIFE IS THORNY, AND YOUTH IS VAIN.
      • "What villain has killed my horse?"
    • "What villain has killed my horse?"
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • She steals into the verandah and watches.
    • She steals into the verandah and watches.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • NO FOOTSTEP STIRRED—THE HATED WORLD ALL SLEPT, SAVE ONLY THEE AND ME. (OH, HEAVEN! OH, GOD!)
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • OH, I DEFY THEE, HELL, TO SHOW ON BEDS OF FIRE THAT BURN BELOW, A DEEPER WOE.—E. A. Poe.
      • Philip throws back his coat, and she sees the shirt beneath it is splashed with blood.
    • Philip throws back his coat, and she sees the shirt beneath it is splashed with blood.
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