Buell Hampton

Buell Hampton
Category: Kansas / Fiction
Title: Buell Hampton
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Type book: Text
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
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BUELL HAMPTON

By Willis George Emerson

Boston And Chicago: Forbes & Company: 1902


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DEDICATED

TO

MY OLD SWEETHEART

My sweetheart of the long ago—

With rosy cheeks and raven hair—

Sang lullabies so soft and low,

All joyous was the rhythmic air.

Though other links with luckless fate

Have brought me bruises bathed in tears,

From childhood up to man’s estate

Her love has held me all the years.

Our ties grow fonder, day by day,

While graces, all, in her combine.

Oh, love! make good and glad the way

Where walks this sweetheart—Mother mine.





CONTENTS

THEME

BUELL HAMPTON

CHAPTER I.—AT LAKE GENEVA

CHAPTER II.—A CHANCE MEETING

CHAPTER III.—A DECLARATION

CHAPTER IV.—THE DEPARTURE

CHAPTER V.—A FRONTIER BANKER

CHAPTER VI.—MAJOR BUELL HAMPTON

CHAPTER VII.—THE CATTLE KING

CHAPTER VIII.—A COMMITTEE OF FIVE

CHAPTER IX.—AN AFTERNOON DRIVE

CHAPTER X.—HOME OF THE HORTONS

CHAPTER XI.—DADDY’. CONSENT

CHAPTER XII.—KANSAS PROHIBITION

CHAPTER XIII.—MAJOR HAMPTON’. LIBRARY

CHAPTER XIV.—THE SONG

CHAPTER XV.—THE RETRACTION

CHAPTER XVI.—THE OLD VIOLIN

CHAPTER XVII.—LENOX AVONDALE’. ARRIVAL

CHAPTER XVIII.—A LOVE SONG

CHAPTER XIX.—AN INVITATION TO JOIN

CHAPTER XX.—A DINNER AT THE HORTONS

CHAPTER XXI.—THE FOOT-RACE

CHAPTER XXII.—THE ELECTION

CHAPTER XXIII.—A FORGED LETTER

CHAPTER XXIV.—REVERSING THE HIGHER COURTS

CHAPTER XXV.—ALMOST A TRAGEDY

CHAPTER XXVI.—REACHING A DECISION

CHAPTER XXVII.—THE HOT WINDS

CHAPTER XXVIII.—“THY WILL BE DONE”

CHAPTER XXIX.—JACK REDFIELD ARRIVES

CHAPTER XXX.—THE QUARREL

CHAPTER XXXI.—THE PASSING OF LORD AVONDALE

CHAPTER XXXII.—THE SILENCING OF GOSSIP

CHAPTER XXXIII.—A RIDE AMONG SUNFLOWERS

CHAPTER XXXIV.—THE PRAIRIE-FIRE

CHAPTER XXXV.—A BUCKING BRONCO

CHAPTER XXXVI.—A STARTLING REVELATION

CHAPTER XXXVII.—TRYING TO REMEMBER

CHAPTER XXXVIII.—TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION

CHAPTER XXXIX.—JUDGE LYNN HAS AN IDEA

CHAPTER XL.—THE CATTLE THIEF CAUGHT

CHAPTER XLI.—A ROSICRUCIAN

CHAPTER XLII.—A NEW-MADE GRAVE

CHAPTER XLIII.—UNDER THE QUIET STARS






THEME

Once an American mother, with the wealth of a Croesus and a lovely daughter, longed for titled distinction.

In her net she caught an adventurer, clothed in a frayed-out remnant of a former nobility—and an eyeglass.

They bartered and came to terms,—dollars, title,—while an innocent girl was thrown in as an incident.


“And what is writ is writ,—

Would it were worthier.”

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.


Every author who, early or late, finds it his delightful, yet dangerous, privilege to “get under cover” owes something to Pliny the Younger for recording the fact that Pliny the Elder used to say that “no book was so bad but that some good might be got out of it.”

With this delightful assurance as an incentive, the author of “Buell Hampton” began, some twelve years ago, to construct the story herewith presented.

There is so much in the following tale of the great Southwest that is based upon facts and actual happenings that I hardly know where history ceases and fiction begins.

I know the grain-bags of promise were torn open and found to be filled with the tare seeds

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