Lewis Rand
By Mary Johnston

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Chapter XVI: At Lynch’s

Rand, walking hastily through the hail of the Capitol, came out into the portico. Before him, between the great pillars, the landscape showed in glittering silver, in the brown of leafless trees and the hard green of pine and fir. The hill fell steep and white to the houses at its base and to the trampled street. In the still and crystal air the river made itself plainly heard. Across, on the Chesterfield side, the woods formed a long smudge of umber against the blue of the afternoon sky.

There were people here in the open air as there had been in the corridor, a number of men talking loudly, or excitedly whispering, or in silence rolling triumph beneath the tongue, or digesting defeat. Rand’s progress, here as there, brought a change. The loud talking fell, the whisperers turned, the silent found their voices, and there arose a humming note of recognition and tribute. Rand had carried the Albemarle Resolutions, and that with a high hand. He moved through the crowd, acknowledging with a bend of his head this or that man’s salute, frankly smiling upon good friends, and finely unconscious of all enemies, until at the head of the broad steps he came upon Adam Gaudylock seated with his gun beside him, smoking reflectively in the face of the Albemarle Resolutions and the general excitement. At Rand’s glance he rose, took up the gun, and slid the pipe into his beaded pouch. The two descended the steps together.

“I am going to Lynch’s,” said Rand. “The stage will soon be in and I want the news. Well?”

“He’s off,” answered Gaudylock. “Chaise to Fredericksburg at six this morning. Pitch dark and no one stirring, and he as chipper, fresh, and pleased as a squirrel with a nut! Pshaw! a Creek pappoose could read his trail! He’s from New England anyway. I want a Virginian out there!”

They walked on down the white hillside. The hunter, tawny and light of tread, scarce older to the eye, for all his wanderings, than the man beside him, glanced aslant with his sea-blue eyes. “When are you coming, Lewis?”

“Never, I think,” said Rand abruptly; then after a moment’s silent walking, “They should better clean these paths of snow. Mocket says a brig came in yesterday from the Indies;–attacks on Neutral Trade and great storms at sea. I’ve a pipe of Madeira on the ocean that I hope will not go astray. I wish that some time you would send me by a wagon coming east antlers of elk for the hall at Roselands.”

“Why, certainly!” quoth Gaudylock. “And so you are going to settle down like every other country gentleman,–safe and snug, winter and summer, fenced in by tobacco and looking after negroes? I’ll send you the skin of a grizzly, too.”

“Thank you,” replied Rand; then presently, “I dreamed last night–when at last I got to sleep–of my father. Do you remember how he used to stride along with his black hair and his open shirt and his big stick in his hand? I used to think that stick a part of him–just his arm made long and heavy. I tried once to burn it when he was asleep. Ugh!”

“I dreamed,” said Gaudylock imperturbably, “of a Shawnee girl who once wanted me to stay in her father’s lodge. ’It is winter in the forest,’ quoth she, ’and the wolves begin to howl. All your talk of places where the river runs through flowers and the pale faces build great villages is the talk of singing birds! Stay by the fire, Golden-tongue!’ and I stayed–in the dream.

     “When you see a partridge
       Scurrying through the grass,
     Fit an arrow to the bow,
       For a man will pass!


“I am already,” retorted Rand, “at the place where the river runs through flowers and the pale faces have built villages. Who will say that I did not cross the forest?–I was years in crossing it! Here is Lynch’s.”

The coffee house on Main Street was the resort of lawyers, politicians, and strangers in town, and towards dusk, when the stage and post-rider were in, a crowded and noisy place. It was yet early when Rand and Gaudylock entered, and neither the mail-bag, nor many habitués of the place had arrived. The room was quiet and not over brightly lit by the declining sun and the flare of a great, crackling fire. There were a number of tables and a few shadowy figures sipping chocolate, wine, or punch. Rand led the way to a corner table, and, sitting down with his back to the room, beckoned a negro and ordered wine. “I am tired, voice and mind,” he said to Gaudylock, “and I know you well enough to neglect you. Let us sit still till the papers come.”

He drank his wine and, with his elbow on the table, rested his forehead upon his hand and closed his eyes. Adam emptied his glass, then, leaning back in his corner, surveyed the room. Two men came and seated themselves at a neighbouring table. They were talking in lowered voices, but Gaudylock’s ears were exceedingly keen. “A great speech!” said one. “As great as Mr. Henry ever made. Do you remember old Gideon Rand?”

The other shrugged. “Yes; and I remember old Stephen Rand, Gideon’s father–a pirate of a man, sullen, cruel, and revengeful! A black stock!”

“The Waynes were not angels either–save by comparison,” quoth the first. “All the same it was a great speech.”

“I grant you that,” said the other. “Black stock or not, we’ll see him Governor of Virginia. Curious, isn’t it?”

They became aware of their neighbours, glanced uneasily at each other, raised their eyebrows, and changed to a distant table. Rand made no sign of having heard. He put out his hand to the Burgundy, filled his glass, and drank it slowly, then closed his eyes again. A figure, half buried in the settle by the fire, folded a month-old journal and, rising, displayed in the light from the hickory logs the faded silk stockings, the velvet short-clothes, brocaded coat, and curled wig of M. Achille Pincornet, who taught dancing each winter in Richmond, as in summer he taught it in Albemarle. Mr. Pincornet, snuff-box and handkerchief in hand, looked around him, saw the two at the corner table, and crossed to them. “Mr. Rand, I make you my compliments. I was in the gallery. Ah, eloquence, eloquence!–substance persuasively put! Minerva with the air of Venus! I, too, was eloquent in my day! Pray honour me!”

Rand touched the extended snuff-box with his fingers, muttered an absent word or two, and again sank into revery. Mr. Pincornet, with an affable, “Ah, hunter!” to Gaudylock, passed on to greet an entering compatriot, the good Abbé Dubois.

Rand sat still, his head propped upon one hand, the fingers of the other moving upon the board before him, half aimlessly, half deliberately, as though he wrote in a dream. Opposite him rested Adam, placid as an eastern god. The room began to fill and the murmur of voices to deepen. “The Red Deer is late,” affirmed some one. “Damned heavy roads!”

“Then they’ve sent on a rider!” cried another. “Here’s Lynch’s man with the bag!”

It being the custom to address letters, papers, and pamphlets to gentlemen at “Lynch’s Coffee House,” there was now a general movement of interest and expectation. A negro carrying a pair of saddle-bags advanced, obsequious and smiling, to a high desk at one side of the room and placed thereon the news from the outer world The genial Mr Lynch, proprietor of the establishment, took his place behind the desk with due solemnity, and a score of lawyers, merchants, and planters left tobacco, wine, julep, and toddy to press around his temporary throne. Every day at this hour Lynch mounted this height, and he dearly loved the transient importance. Now he solemnly unfastened the bags, drew out a great handful of matter, looked it over, amid laughing clamour, with pursed lips and one raised, deprecating hand, then in a cheerful, wheezing voice began to call out names,–"Major Du Val–Major Baker–Mr. Allan–Mr. Munford–Mr. Chavallie–Colonel Harvie–Major Gibbon–Dr. Foushee–Mr. Warrington–Major Willis–Mr. Wickham–Mr. Rand–”

There was a moment’s check while Lynch craned his neck. “Mr. Rand’s not here, I believe?”

“Lewis Rand,–no!” quoth Mr. Wickham. “What should he do in a mere coffee house with mere earthly newspapers? He’s walking somewhere in a laurel garden in the cool of the evening.”

Rand’s voice came out of the depths of the room that was now just light enough to see the written word. “I am here, Mr. Lynch.” He rose and came forward. “Good-afternoon, gentlemen–good-afternoon, Mr. Wickham!”

“Did you hear?” asked Wickham coolly. “Well, it is a laurel garden, you know! Mr. Lynch, let’s have candles–”

“Yes, sir,” said Mr. Lynch. “Colonel Ambler–Mr. Carrington–Mr. Rutherfoord–Mr. Page–Mr. Cary–Mr. Fairfax Cary–”

“They are coming later,” said a voice.

“Thank you, Mr. Mason–Mr. Carter–Mr. Call–Mr. Cabell–the Abbé Dubois-”

The list went on. Candles were lighted on every table and on the mantel-shelf, though outside the windows the west was yet red. Two negroes brought and tossed into the cavernous fireplace a mighty backlog of hickory. The sound of the fire mingled with the rustle of large thin sheets of paper, the crisp turning of Auroras, National Intelligencers, Alexandria Expositors, Gazettes of the United States, excited journals of an excited time, with softly uttered interjections and running comment, and with now and then a high, clear statement of fact or rumour. At home, the hour’s burning question was that of English and Spanish depredation at sea, attack upon neutral ships, confiscation and impressment of American sailors. In Washington, the resolutions of Gregg and Nicholson were under consideration, and all things looked toward the Embargo of a year later. Abroad, the sign in the skies was still Napoleon–Napoleon–Napoleon! Now, at Lynch’s, as the crowd increased and the first absorbed perusal of script and print gave way to exchange of news and heated discussion, the room began to ring with voices. Broken sentences, words, and talismanic phrases danced as thick as motes in a sunbeam. “Non-Importation.... Gregg.... Too wholesale.... Nicholson.... Silk, window-glass.... Napoleon.... Brass, playing-cards, books, prints, beer, and ale.... Napoleon.... The Essex of Salem, the Enoch and Rowena.... Texas–the seizure of Texas. Two millions for the Floridas.... The Death of Pitt.... Napoleon–Austerlitz.... ’Decius’ in the Enquirer–that’s John Randolph of Roanoke.... ’Aurelius’–that letter of ’Aurelius’–”

Rand, at the corner table, had moved his chair so as to face the room. Letters and papers were spread before him; he had broken the seal of a thin blue sheet and drawn a candle close to the fine, neat, and pointed writing. The letter interested him, and he apparently took no heed of the rapid disjointed speech around him. But the word “Aurelius” brought a sudden, darting glance, a movement of the lower lip, and a stiffening of the shoulders. Gaudylock, who sat and smoked, supremely indifferent to the display of newspapers, marked the flicker of emotion. “He sees a snake in the grass,” he thought lazily “Who’s ’Aurelius’?”

Rand turned the thin blue page, snuffed the candle, and fell again to his reading. Right and left the talk continued. “Glass, tin.... The Albemarle Resolutions. Great speech. He’s over there.... All this talk about Aaron Burr.... Austerlitz–twenty thousand Russians.... Westwood the coiner got clean away on a brig for Martinique. One villain the less here, one the more in Martinique. Martinique! that’s where the Empress Josephine comes from–”

“My faith!” said Adam. “It’s worse than the mockingbirds in June!”

The doors opened and the two Carys entered the coffee room. Rand lifted his eyes for a moment, then let them fall to the third sheet of his letter. Mr. Lynch bustled forward. “Ha, Mr. Cary, your letters are waiting! Mr. Fairfax Cary,–your servant, sir!–Eli, wine for Mr. Cary–the Madeira. Christopher, more wood to the fire! The night is falling cold.”

“Very cold, Mr. Lynch,” said Ludwell Cary. “Colonel Ambler–Mr. Wickham, we meet again!"–and his brother, “We never have such cold in Albemarle, Mr. Lynch! Ha, your fire is good, and your wine’s good, and your company’s good. There’s a table by the fire, Ludwell.”

They moved to it, exchanging greetings, as they went, with half the room, sat down, drank each a glass of wine, and fell to their letters, careless of the surrounding war of words. The elder’s mail was heavy,–letters from London, from New York, from Philadelphia, one from his overseer at Greenwood, others from clients, colleagues, and strangers,–all the varied correspondence of the lawyer, the planter, and the man of the world. Fairfax Cary’s letters were fewer in number, but one was gilt-edged, curiously folded, and superscribed in a strong and delicate hand. “Miss Dandridge seals with a dove and an olive branch?” murmured the elder brother. “Lucky Fair! What’s the frown for?”

“Olive branch?” quoth the other. “She should seal with a nettle! Listen to this: ’Mr. Hunter has been some time with us at Fontenoy. Mr. Carter spent his Christmas here–he dances extremely well. Mr. Page gives us now and then the pleasure of his company. He turns the leaves of my music for me. Mr. Lee and I are reading Sir Charles Grandison together. I see Mr. Nelson at Saint Anne’s.’ Saint Anne! Saint Griselda! Her letters are enough to make a man renounce the world, the flesh, and the devil, and turn Trappist–”

“I wish the room would turn Trappist,” said the other. “I am tired of talk. I would like to be somewhere in the woods to-night–quiet. We won’t stay long here. There has been contention enough to-day.”

The younger leaned forward. “Lewis Rand is over there–three tables back.”

“I know. I saw him when we came in. Read your letters and we will be gone.”

The minutes passed. Outside Lynch’s the western red faded, and the still, winter night came quickly on. Within, fire and candles burned bright, but to not a few of Mr. Lynch’s patrons the flames danced unsteadily. It was an age of hard drinking; the day had been an exciting one, and Lynch’s wine or punch or apple toddy but the last of many potations. The assemblage was assuredly not drunken, but neither was it, at this hour and after the emotional wear and tear of the past hours, quite sane or less than hectic. Its mood was edged. Now, in the quarter of an hour before the general start for home and supper, foreign and federal affairs gave way to first-hand matters and a review of the day that was closing. It had been a field day. The city of Richmond was strongly Federal, the General Assembly mainly Republican. At Lynch’s this evening were members, Federalist and Republican, of the two Houses, with citizens, planters, visitors enough of either principle. When the general talk turned upon the Albemarle Resolutions and the morning’s proceedings in the House of Delegates, it was as though an invisible grindstone had put upon the moment a finer edge.

Lewis Rand, sweeping his letters and papers together, had nodded to Adam and moved from his table to that of a pillar of the Republican party, with whom he was now in attentive discourse. Apparently he gave no heed to the voices around him, though he might have heard his own name, seeing that wherever the talk now turned it came at last upon his speech of that morning. Presently, “Mr. Rand!” called some one from across the room.

Rand turned. “Mr. Harrison?”

“Mr. Rand, there’s a dispute here. Just what did you mean by–” and there followed a quotation from the morning’s speech.

Rand moistened his lips with wine, turned more fully in his chair, and answered in a sentence of such pith as to bring applause from those of his party who heard. In a moment there was another query, then a third; he was presently committed to a short and vigorous exposition and defence of the point in question. The entire room became attentive. Then, as he paused, the strident voice of a noted and irascible man proclaimed, “That’s not democracy and not Jefferson–that doctrine, Mr. Rand. Veil her as you please in gauze and tinsel, you’ve got conquest by the hand. You may not think it, but you’re preaching–what’s the word that ’Aurelius’ used?–’Buonapartism.’”

A Federalist of light weight who had arrived at quarrelsomeness and an empty bottle put in a sudden oar. “’Buonapartism’ equals Ambition, and both begin with an R.” He looked pointedly at Rand.

“My name begins with an R, sir,” said Rand.

“Pshaw! so does mine!” exclaimed the man at the table with him. “Let him alone, Rand. He doesn’t know what he is saying.”

Rand turned to the first speaker. “’Buonapartism,’–that’s a word that’s as ample as Charity, but I hardly think, sir, that it covers this case. It’s a very vague word. But writers to the Gazette are apt to be more fluent than accurate.”

“I shouldn’t call it vague,” cried his opponent. “It’s a damned good word, and so I’d tell ’Aurelius,’ if I knew who he was.”

“It wasn’t random firing in that letter,” said a voice from another quarter of the room. “I don’t much care to know the gunner, but I’d mightily like to know who was aimed at. It was a damned definite thing, that letter. ’Buonapartism–the will to mount–sacrifice of obligations–Genius prostituted to Ambition–sin against light–a man’s betrayal of his highest self and his own belief–the mind’s incurable blindness–I, I am above all law–to take rich gifts and hold the gods in contempt–Dædalus wings’"–The speaker paused to fill his glass. “Yes, I should powerfully like to know at whom ’Aurelius’ was aiming.”

“At no one, I think,” said Rand coolly. “He made a scarecrow of his own, and then was frightened by it. His chain-shot raked a man of straw,–and so would I tell ’Aurelius,’ if I knew who he was.”

As he spoke, he moved to face the fire. He had not raised his voice, but he had given it carrying quality. Cary raised his eyes, and laid down the paper he had in his hand. A genial, down-river planter and magistrate entered the conversation. “Well, I for one don’t hold with all this latter-day hiding behind names out of Roman history! Brutus and Cato and Helvidius, Decius and Aurelius, and all the rest of them! Is a man ashamed of his English name?”

“Or afraid?” said Rand, then bit his lip. He had not meant to carry things so far, but the pent-up anger had its way at last. His mind was weary and tense, irritable from two sleepless nights and from futile decisions, and he inherited a tendency to black and sudden rage. It was true he had walked through life with a black dog at his heels. Sometimes he turned, closed with, throttled, and flung off his pursuer; sometimes he left him far behind; more than once he had seen him mastered and done with, dead by the wayside, had drawn free breath, and had gone on with a victor’s brow. Then, when all the fields were smiling, came at a bound the dark shape, leaped at the throat, and hung there. It was so this evening at Lynch’s. He strove with his passion, but he was aware of a wish to strive no longer, to let the black dog have his way.

There was a laugh for the speaker before him. “You see, sir,” cried a noted lawyer, “Brutus and Cato, Helvidius, Decius, and Aurelius, and all the noble Romans died before duelling came in! ’Sir, the editor of the–ahem!–newspaper, I take exception to this statement in your pages.’ ’Sir, I refer you to Junius Brutus. Answer, Roman!’ Never a sound from Limbo!–’Sir, Decius has grossly misrepresented. Where shall I send my challenge?’ ’To Hades, no less! Not the least use in knocking up John Randolph of Roanoke.’–’Sir, I am at odds with Aurelius. Pray favour me with the gentleman’s address.’ ’Sir, he left no name. You see, he lived so long ago!’”

Amid the laugh that followed, Cary turned a smiling face upon the speaker. ’I will answer, Mr. Wickham, for Aurelius. Do you really want to challenge me?” He slightly changed his position so as to confront Rand’s table. “In this instance, Mr. Rand, I am certain there was no fear.”

His speech, heard of all, wrought in various ways. Mocket the day before had not exaggerated the general interest in the letter signed “Aurelius.” Now at Lynch’s there arose a small tumult of surprise, acclaim, enthusiasm, and dissent. His friends broke into triumph, his political enemies–he had few others–strove for a deeper frown and a growling note. The only indifferent in Lynch’s was Adam Gaudylock, who smoked tranquilly on, not having read the letter in question nor being concerned with Roman history. Lewis Rand sat in silence with compressed lips, bodily there in the lit coffee room, but the inner man far away on the mind’s dark plains, struggling with the fiend that dogged him. Fairfax Cary’s cheek glowed and his eyes shone. He looked at his brother, then poured a glass of wine and raised it to his lips. “Wait, Fairfax! We’ll all drink with you!” cried a neighbour. “Gentlemen and Federalists, glasses!–Ludwell Cary, and may he live to hear his children’s children read ’Aurelius’!”

The Federalists drank the toast with acclaim, while the Republicans with equal ostentation did no such thing. Mr. Pincornet in his corner, hearing the words “Gentlemen” and “Cary,” drank with gusto his very thin wine, and Adam drank because he had always liked the Carys and certainly had no grudge against “Aurelius,” whoever he might be.

In the first lull of sound the man at the table with Lewis Rand spoke in a loud, harsh, but agreeable voice. “Well, Mr. Cary, the staunchest of Republicans, though he can’t drink that toast, need not deny praise to a masterpiece of words. Words, sir, not facts. What I want to know is at whom–not at what, at whom–you were firing? I thought once that Aaron Burr was your mark. But he’s too light metal–a mere buccaneer! That broadside of yours would predicate a general foe–and I’m damned if I wouldn’t like to know his name!”

“We would all like to know his name,” said Rand. “And when we know it, I for one would like to hear Mr. Cary’s proofs of faithlessness to obligations.”

In the hush of expectation which fell upon the room the eyes of the two men met. In Rand’s there was something cold and gleaming, something that was not his father’s nor his grandfather’s, but his own, deadly but markedly courageous. Cary’s look was more masked, grave, and collected, with the merest quiver of the upper lip. In the mind of each the curtain strangely lifted, not upon Richmond or Fontenoy or the Court House at Charlottesville, but upon a long past day and the Albemarle woods and two boys gathering nuts together. This lasted but an instant, then Cary spoke. “In that letter, Judge Roane, ’Aurelius’ had no thought of Aaron Burr. I doubt if in writing he meant to give to any image recognizable face and form. I think that, very largely, he believed himself but personifying the powers of evil and the tendencies thereto inherent in the Democrat-Republican as in all human doctrine. If he builded better than he knew, if he held the mirror up, if, in short, there’s any whom the cap fits"–He paused a moment, then said sternly, “Let the wearer, whoever he may be, look to his steps!” and turned to face Rand. “Seeing there is no name to divulge, there are of course no proofs of faithlessness.” He rose. “It is growing late, gentlemen, and I, for one, am committed to Mrs. Ambler’s party. Who goes towards the Eagle?”

There was a movement throughout the coffee room. It was full dark, home beckoned, and a number besides Cary were pledged to the evening’s entertainment. From every table men were rising, gathering up their papers, when Rand’s voice, harsh, raised, and thick with passion, jarred the room. “I hold, Mr. Cary, that not even to please his fine imagination is a gentleman justified in publicly weaving caps of so particular a description!”

Cary turned sharply. “Not even when he weaves it for a man of straw?–your own expression, Mr. Rand.”

“Even men of straw,” answered the other thickly, “find sometimes a defender. By God, I’ll not endure it!”

“All this,” said Cary scornfully,–"all this for the usual, the familiar, the expected Federalist criticism of Republican precept and practice! What, specifically, is it, Mr. Rand, that you’ll not endure?”

“I’ll endure,” replied Rand, in a strained, monotonous, and menacing voice, “no taunt from you.”

As he spoke, he threw himself forward. “Have a care, sir!” cried Cary, and flung out his arm. He had seen, and the men around had seen, the intention of the blow. It was not struck. Amid the commotion that arose, Rand suddenly, and with an effort so violent and so directed that it had scarcely been in the scope of any other there, checked himself upon the precipice’s verge, stood rigid, and strove with white lips for self-command. His inmost, his highest man had no desire to feel or to exhibit ungoverned rage, but there was a legion against him–and the black and furious dog. The coffee house was in a ferment. “Gentlemen–gentlemen!–What’s the quarrel, Rand?–Ludwell Cary, I’m at your service!–Bills and bows! bills and bows!–or is it coffee and pistols?” Fairfax Cary had sprung to his brother’s side. Adam Gaudylock, annihilating in some mysterious fashion the distance between the corner table and the group in the light of the fire, was visible over Rand’s shoulder. Mr. Pincornet, chin in air and with his hand where once a sword had been, tiptoed upon the fringe of the crowd. The clamour went on. “Is it a challenge?–was a blow struck?–Mr. Cary, command me–Mr. Rand–”

Cary and Rand, standing opposed, three feet of bare floor between them, looked fixedly at each other. Both were pale, both breathing heavily, but for both the unthinking moment had passed. Reflection had come and was standing there between them. To Rand it wore more faces than one, but to Cary it was steadily a form in white with amethysts about the neck. There had been–it was well, it was best–no blow struck, no lie given. Cary drew a long breath, shook himself slightly like a swimmer who has breasted a formidable wave, and broke into a laugh. “No affront and no challenge, gentlemen! That is so, is it not, Mr. Rand?”

If there was an instant’s sombre hesitation, it was no more. “Yes, that is so,” said Rand. “After all, men should be more stable. There is no quarrel, gentlemen.”

He bowed ceremoniously to Cary, who returned the salute. Each moved from where he had stood, and the tide at Lynch’s came between them. There was some questioning, some excited speech, some natural disappointment at matters going no further. It was not clearly understood what offence had been given or what taken, but many felt aggrieved by the check on the threshold of a likely affair. However, it was, they could concede, the business of the two principals, each of whom could afford to ignore any seeming reflection upon his unreadiness to pick up the glove–if a glove had been thrown. As the assemblage broke up and flowed homeward, the most pertinent comment, perhaps, was that of the down-river planter: “If ’twas just a breeze, and all over, why didn’t they shake hands? Gad! when I was young and we fell out and made up over the wine, we went roaring home arm over shoulder! Your manners are too cold. A bow is nothing–one can bow to a villain! Men of honour, when the quarrel’s over, should shake hands!”

“Precisely,” said his companion, who chanced to be Mr. Wickham. “They are men of honour; they didn’t shake hands. Ergo the quarrel’s not over!–Here we are at the Eagle.”


Chapter I: The Road to Richmond  •  Chapter II: Mr. Jefferson  •  Chapter III: Fontenoy  •  Chapter IV: The Two Candidates  •  Chapter V: Monticello  •  Chapter VI: Rand Comes to Fontenoy  •  Chapter VII: The Blue Room  •  Chapter VIII: Cary and Jacqueline  •  Chapter IX: Expostulation  •  Chapter X: To Althea  •  Chapter XI: In the Garden  •  Chapter XII: A Marriage At Saint Margaret’s  •  Chapter XIII: The Three-Notched Road  •  Chapter XIV: The Law Office  •  Chapter XV: Company to Supper  •  Chapter XVI: At Lynch’s  •  Chapter XVII: Fairfax and Unity  •  Chapter XVIII: The Green Door  •  Chapter XIX: Monticello Again  •  Chapter XX: The Nineteenth of February  •  Chapter XXI: The Cedar Wood  •  Chapter XXII: Major Edward  •  Chapter XXIII: A Challenge  •  Chapter XXIV: The Duel  •  Chapter XXV: Old Saint John’s  •  Chapter XXVI: The Trial of Aaron Burr  •  Chapter XXVII: The Letter  •  Chapter XXVIII: Rand and Mocket  •  Chapter XXIX: The River Road  •  Chapter XXX: Homeward  •  Chapter XXXI: Husband and Wife  •  Chapter XXXII: The Brothers  •  Chapter XXXIII: Greenwood  •  Chapter XXXIV: Fairfax Cary  •  Chapter XXXV: The Image  •  Chapter XXXVI: In Pursuit  •  Chapter XXXVII: The Simple Right  •  Chapter XXXVIII: M. De Pincornet  •  Chapter XXXIX: Unity and Jacqueline  •  Chapter XI: The Way of the Transgressor

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