The Golden Dog
|The Golden Dog (1877)
AUTHOR'S PREFATORY NOTE.
TO THE PUBLIC:
In the year 1877 the first edition of "The Golden Dog" (Le Chien d'Or) was brought out in the United States, entirely without my knowledge or sanction. Owing to the inadequacy of the then existing copyright laws, I have been powerless to prevent its continued publication, which I understand to have been a successful and profitable undertaking for all concerned, except the author, the book having gone through many editions.
It was, consequently, a source of gratification to me when I was approached by Messrs. L. C. Page & Company, of Boston, with a request to revise "The Golden Dog," and re-publish it through them. The result is the present edition, which I have corrected and revised in the light of the latest developments in the history of Quebec, and which is the only edition offered to my readers with the sanction and approval of its author.
- William Kirby.
- Niagara, Canada, May, 1897.
- Chapter I: Men of the Old Regime
- Chapter II: The Walls of Quebec
- Chapter III: A Chatelaine of New France
- Chapter IV: Confidences
- Chapter V: The Itinerant Notary
- Chapter VI: Beaumanoir
- Chapter VII: The Intendant Bigot
- Chapter VIII: Caroline de St. Castin
- Chapter IX: Pierre Philibert
- Chapter X: Amelie de Repentigny
- Chapter XI: The Soldier's Welcome
- Chapter XII: The Castle of St. Louis
- Chapter XIII: The Chien d'Or
- Chapter XIV: The Council of War
- Chapter XV: The Charming Josephine
- Chapter XVI: Angelique des Meloises
- Chapter XVII: Splendide Mendax
- Chapter XVIII: The Merovingian Princess
- Chapter XIX: Put Money in Thy Purse
- Chapter XX: Belmont
- Chapter XXI: Sic Itur ad Astra
- Chapter XXII: So Glozed the Tempter
- Chapter XXIII: Seals of Love, but Sealed in Vain
- Chapter XXIV: The Hurried Question of Despair
- Chapter XXV: Betwixt the Last Violet and the Earliest Rose
- Chapter XXVI: The Canadian Boat-Song
- Chapter XXVII: Cheerful Yesterdays and Confident To-Morrows
- Chapter XXVIII: A Day at the Manor House
- Chapter XXIX: Felices Ter et Amplius
- Chapter XXX: "No Speech of Silk Will Serve Your Turn"
- Chapter XXXI: The Ball at the Intendant's Palace
- Chapter XXXII: "On with the Dance"
- Chapter XXXIII: La Corriveau
- Chapter XXXIV: Weird Sisters
- Chapter XXXV: "Flaskets of Drugs, Full to Their Wicked Lips"
- Chapter XXXVI: The Broad, Black Gateway of a Lie
- Chapter XXXVII: Arrival of Pierre Philibert
- Chapter XXXVIII: A Wild Night Indoors and Out
- Chapter XXXIX: Mere Malheur
- Chapter XL: Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore!"
- Chapter XLI: A Deed Without a Name
- Chapter XLII: "Let's Talk of Graves and Worms and Epitaphs"
- Chapter XLIII: Silk Gloves over Bloody Hands
- Chapter XLIV: The Intendant's Dilemma
- Chapter XLV: "I Will Feed Fat the Ancient Grudge I Bear Him"
- Chapter XLVI: The Bourgeois Philibert
- Chapter XLVII: A Drawn Game
- Chapter XLVIII: "In Gold Clasps Locks in the Golden Story"
- Chapter XLIX: The Market-Place on St. Martin's Day
- Chapter L: "Blessed They Who Die Doing Thy Will"
- Chapter LI: Evil News Rides Post
- Chapter LII: The Lamp of Repentigny
- Chapter LIII: "Lovely in Death the Beauteous Ruin Lay"
- Chapter LIV: "The Mills of God Grind Slowly"
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.