A Bid for Fortune

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A BID FOR FORTUNE

 

A NOVEL

 

BY

GUY BOOTHBY

AUTHOR OF ON THE WALLABY, THE MARRIAGE OF ESTHER, ETC.

 
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NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
1895

 

Copyright, 1895,
By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

 

 

CONTENTS.


PAGE.
Prologue.—Dr. Nikola 1
PART I.
CHAPTER.
I. I determine to take a holiday.—Sydney, and what befell me there 14
II. My first experience in London 37
III. The home of my ancestors 53
IV. I save an important life 72
V. Mystery 83
VI. I meet Dr. Nikola again 101
VII. Port Said and what befell us there 122
VIII. Our imprisonment and attempt at escape 140
IX. Dr. Nikola permits us a free passage 156

PART II.
I. We reach Australia, and the result 174
II. On the trail 192
III. Lord Beckenham's story 212
IV. Following up a clue 236
V. The islands and what we found there 268
VI. Conclusion 288

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.