The Joss: A Reversion

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THE JOSS: A REVERSION

 

 

THE JOSS: A REVERSION


A Novel

 
By

RICHARD MARSH

 
LONDON

F. V. WHITE & CO
14, BEDFORD STREET, STRAND, W.C


1901

 

 

PRINTED BY
KELLY'S DIRECTORIES LIMITED, 182, 183 AND 184, HIGH HOLBORN, W.C.
CITY DEPOT, 60, LEADENHALL STREET, E.C.,
AND KINGSTON-ON-THAMES.

 

 

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.


UNCLE BENJAMIN.


(Mary Blyth Tells the Story.)


chap.   page
I. Firandolo's 1
II. Locked Out 11
III. The Doll 21
IV. An Interview with Mr. Slaughter 29
V. The Missionary's Letter 38
VI. Sole Residuary Legatee 47
VII. Entering into Possession 57
VIII. The Back-door Key 65
 

BOOK II.


84, CAMFORD STREET.


(The Facts of the Case According to Emily Purvis.)


IX. Max Lander 73
X. Between 13 and 14, Rosemary Street 82
XI. One Way In 92
XII. The Shutting of a Door 101
XIII. A Vision of the Night 111
XIV. Susie 122
XV. An Ultimatum 133
XVI. The Noise which Came from the Passage 143
 

BOOK III.


THE GOD OF FORTUNE.


(Mr. Frank Paine Tells the Story of his Association with the Testamentary Dispositions of Mr. Benjamin Batters.)


XVII. The Affair of the Freak 149
XVIII. Counsel's Opinion 160
XIX. The Reticence of Captain Lander 169
XX. My Client: and Her Friend 178
XXI. The Agitation of Miss Purvis 189
XXII. Luke 200
XXIII. The Trio Return 210
XXIV. The God Out of the Machine 226
 

BOOK IV.


THE JOSS.


(Captain Max Lander Sets Forth the Curious Adventure which Marked the Voyage of "The Flying Scud.")


XXV. Luke's Suggestion 230
XXVI. The Throne in the Centre 239
XXVII. The Offerings of the Faithful 248
XXVIII. The Joss Reverts 257
XXIX. The Father— and His Child 266
XXX. The Morning's News 276
XXXI. The Termination of the Voyage of the "Flying Scud" 286
XXXII. The Little Discussion Between the Several Parties 294
XXXIII. In the Presence 300
 

BOOK V.


AUTHOR'S POSTSCRIPT.


XXXIV. How Matters Stand To-day 306
 

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.