Lewis Rand
By Mary Johnston

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Chapter XXII: Major Edward

Rand rose from the supper-table and led the way into the dim, high-ceilinged room that served him as study and library. “Bring the candles,” he said over his shoulder, and Tom Mocket obediently took up the heavy candelabra. With the clustered lights illuminating freckled face and sandy hair, he followed his chief. “Don’t you want me to start the fire?” he asked. “These October nights are mortal cold.”

“Yes,” answered Rand. “Put a light to it and make the room bright. Fire is like a woman’s presence.”

As he spoke, he walked to the windows and drew the curtains, then took from his desk a number of papers and began to lay them in an orderly row upon the table in the middle of the room. “Mrs. Churchill is quite out of danger. My wife returns to Roselands to-morrow.”

“That’s fortunate,” quoth Mocket, on his knees before the great fireplace. “You always did cut things mighty close, Lewis, and I must say you are cutting this one close! Adam, he goes along from day to day laughing and singing, with a face as smooth as an egg, but I’ll warrant he’s watching the sun, the clock, and the hourglass!”

“I know–I know,” said Rand. “The sun is travelling, and the clock is striking, and the sands are running. This was a cursed check, this illness at Fontenoy. But for it I should be now upon the Ohio.” He left the table and began to pace the room, his hands clasped behind him. “Two weeks from here to this island–then eight weeks for that twelve hundred miles of river, and to gather men from New Madrid and Baton Rouge and Bayou Pierre. October, November, December. Say New Orleans by the New Year. There will be some seizing there,–the banks, the shipping. If the army joins us, all will be well. But there, Tom, there! there is the ’if’ in this project!”

“But you are sure of General Wilkinson!”

Rand paused to take a letter from his pocket. “Burr is. I have this to-day from him in cipher. Listen!” He unfolded the paper, brought it into the firelight, and began to read in a clear, low voice. “Burr has written to Wilkinson in substance as follows: Funds are obtained and operations commenced. The eastern detachment will rendezvous on the Ohio the first of November. Everything internal and external favours our views. The naval protection of England is secured. Final orders are given to my friends and followers. It will be a host of choice spirits. Burr proceeds westward never to return. With him go his daughter and grandson. Our project, my dear friend, is brought to a point so long desired. Burr guarantees the result with his life and honour, with the lives and honour and fortune of hundreds, the best blood of our country. Burr’s plan of operation is to move down rapidly from the falls on the fifteenth of November, with the first five hundred or one thousand men, in light boats, now constructing for that purpose, to be at Natchez between the fifth and fifteenth of December, there to meet Wilkinson, there to determine whether it will be expedient in the first instance to seize on, or pass by, Baton Rouge. The people of the country to which we are going are prepared to receive us; their agents, now with Burr, say that if we will protect their religion, and will not subject them to a foreign power, then in three weeks all will be settled. The gods invite us to glory and fortune; it remains to be seen whether we deserve the boon.’”

Rand ceased to read and refolded the paper. “So Colonel Burr, with more to the same effect. If he writes thus to General Wilkinson, he is undoubtedly very sure of that gentleman and of the army which he commands. I am not of as confident a temper, and I am sure of no one save Lewis Rand.”

The other blew the flames beneath the pine knots. “There’s Gaudylock.”

“I except Gaudylock.”

Tom rose from the brick hearth and dusted his knees. “And there’s me.”

Rand smiled down upon his old lieutenant. “Ah, yes, there’s you, Tom,–you and Vinie! Well, if we are fortunate, you shall come to me in the spring. By then we’ll know if we are conquerors and founders of empire, or if we’re simply to be hanged as traitors. If the fairer lot is ours, you shall have your island, my good old Panza!”

“And if it’s the other?” demanded Tom, with a wry face.

Rand gave his characteristic short laugh. “It shall not be the other. The hemp is not planted that shall trouble us. There are no more astrologers now that we are grown wise,–and still a man trusts in his star! I trust in mine. Well, next week you’ll open the office as usual, and to all that come you’ll state that I’ve gone, between courts, to look at a purchase of land in Wood County. I’ll bring that forgery case to an end day after to-morrow, and by Monday Adam and I will be out of Albemarle.”

Mocket drew a long breath. “Monday! That’s soon, but the sooner, I reckon, the better. Sometimes just any delay is fatal. For all his singing, I know that Adam is anxious–and he’s weatherwise, is Adam! There’s something in the air. The papers have begun to talk, and everywhere you turn there’s the same damned curiosity about Aaron Burr and New Orleans and Mexico and the Washita lands! Moreover, when a man’s as quiet as Mr. Jefferson is just now, I suspect that man. Best to get quite out of reach of a countermine. You’ve gone too far not to go a deal farther.”

“Just so,” agreed the other. “Many and many a league farther. Now, this paper of directions. I’ll go over it carefully with you, and then I’ll burn it. First, as to Roselands, the stock, and the servants. Joab and Isham go with us, starting on horseback an hour behind the chaise.”

“You take no maid for Mrs. Rand?”

“It cannot be managed. When we reach this island, I can doubtless purchase a woman from Mr. Blennerhassett.”

“Mrs. Rand does not know yet, does she, Lewis?”

“She does not know. She will not know until we are over the mountains and return is impossible.” He turned from the fire, walked the room again, and spoke on as to himself. “When I tell her, there will be my first battle, and the one battle that I dread! But I’ll win it,–I’ll win because I must win. She will suffer at first, but I will make her forget,–I will love her so that I will make her forget. If all goes well and greatness is in our horoscope, she shall yet be friends with the crown upon her brow! Yes, and gracious friends with all that she has left behind, and with her Virginian kindred! When all’s won, and all’s at peace, and the clash and marvel an old tale, then shall her sister and her cousin visit her.”

He paused at the fireplace and stirred the logs with his foot. “But that’s a vision of the morrow. Between now and then, and here and there, it never fails that there’s an ambushed road.” He stood a moment, staring at the leaping flames, then returned to the table. “Back to business, Tom! When Roselands is sold–”

“Do you know,” suggested Tom, “I’ve been thinking that, now he is going to be married, a purchaser might be found in Fairfax Cary.”

“Fairfax Cary!” exclaimed the other, and drummed upon the table. “No; they will not want it, those two. Poor old Tom! your intuitions are not very fine, are they?”

“Well, I just thought he might,” said the underling. “But he may live on at Greenwood with Ludwell Cary.”

Rand struck his foot against the floor. “Don’t let us speak that name to-night! I am weary of it. It haunts me like a bell–Ludwell Cary! Ludwell Cary! And why it should haunt me, and why the thought of him always, for one moment, palsies my will and my arm, I know no more than you! When I shake the dust of this county from my feet, it shall go hard but I will shake this obsession from my soul! Somewhere, when this world was but a fiery cloud, all the particles of our being were whirled into collision. Well, enough of that! Whoever purchases Roselands, it will not be a Cary. What’s the matter now?”

“There’s a horse coming up the drive.”

Rand dropped the paper in his hand and sat listening. “Unlucky! I wanted no visitor to-night. It may be but a messenger. Ring the bell, will you, for Joab.”

The horse came on and stopped before the great doorstone. There was the sound of some one dismounting, Joab speaking, and then the voice of the horseman. Rand started violently. “Are we awake?” he said, rising. “That is Major Churchill’s voice.”

Joab appeared at the door. “Marse Lewis, Marse Edward Churchill say kin he trouble you fer a few minutes’ conversation? He say he lak ter see you alone–”

“One moment, Joab,” said the master, gathering the papers from the table as he spoke. “Tom, you’ll go back to the dining-room and wait for me there. No; not by that door–there’s no use in his meeting you. What imaginable thing has brought him here?” He replaced the papers in a drawer, closed and locked it, looked up to see that Mocket was gone, and spoke to the negro. “Show Major Churchill in here.”

The Major entered, dry, withered, his empty sleeve pinned to the front of his riding-coat. “Mr. Rand, good-evening. Ha, a cheerful fire against a frosty night! I come in out of the cold to a blaze like that, sir, and straightway, by a trick of the mind that never fails, I am back at Valley Forge!”

Rand looked at him keenly. “Permit me to hope, sir, that there is nothing wrong at Fontenoy? My wife is well?”

“Fontenoy is much as usual, sir,” answered his visitor, “and my niece is very well. It is natural that my appearance here should cause surprise.”

Rand pushed forward a great chair. “Yes, I am surprised,” he said, with a smile. “Very much surprised. But since you bring no bad news, I am also glad. Won’t you sit, sir? You are welcome to Roselands.”

Major Edward took the edge of the chair, and held out his long, thin fingers to the blaze. “Yes; Valley Forge,” he repeated, with his dry deliberation. “Valley Forge–and starving soldiers moaning through the icy night! Washington rarely slept; he sat there in his tent, planning, planning, in the cold, by the dim light. There was a war–and there were brave men–and there was a patriot soul!”

“I learn from Jacqueline that Colonel Churchill and you too, sir, have shown her for some days past much kindness, tenderness, and consideration. She has been made happy thereby.”

“My niece has never been other than dear to me, sir,” said the Major, and still warmed his hand. “I believe, Mr. Rand, that your father fought bravely in the war?”

“He did his part, sir. He was a scout with General Campbell and, I have heard, fought like a berserker at King’s Mountain.”

“If he did his part,” the Major replied, “he did well, and is to be reckoned among the patres patrię. It is a good inheritance to derive from a patriot father.”

“So I have read, sir,” said Rand dryly.

There was a silence while the flames leaped and roared. The Major broke it. “You would take me, would you not, Mr. Rand, to be a man of my word?”

“I should, sir.”

“It has been my reputation. The last time that I spoke to you–”

Rand smiled gravely. “That was two years and a half ago, and your speech was to the effect that never should you speak to me again. Well! opinion and will have their mutations. Men of their word, Major Churchill, know better than most how little worth are the words of men. However you come here to-night, pray believe that you are welcome, and that I would gladly be friends.”

Major Edward drew a long breath, pushed back his chair somewhat from the warmth of the fire, and from under shaggy brows regarded his nephew-in-law with the eyes of an old eagle, sombre and fierce. “Be so good, then, as to conceive that I come with an olive branch.”

“It is difficult,” said Rand, after a pause and with a smile, “to conceive that, but if it be true, sir, then hail to the olive! This feud was not of my seeking.” He leaned forward from his chair and held out his hand. “Ever since the days of the blue room and that deep draught of Fontenoy kindness, a light has dwelt for me over the place. Will you not shake hands, sir?”

The other made an irresolute movement, then drew back. “Let us wait a little,” he exclaimed harshly. “Perhaps I will, sir, in the end, perhaps I will! It is in the hope that eventually we will strike hands that I sit here. But such signs of amity come with better grace at the battle’s end–” He paused and glared at the fire.

“There is, then, to be a battle?”

The Major swung around from the red light of the logs. “Mr. Rand, we–my brother Dick and I–propose a lasting peace between the two houses, between Fontenoy and Roselands. My brother Henry, sir, the father of–of your wife, sir, was as near to us in love as in blood, and the honour, safety, and peace of mind of his daughter are very much our concern! You will say that by perseverance in this long estrangement we have ignored the last of these. Perhaps, sir, perhaps! Old men are obstinate, and their wounds do not heal like those of youth. Enough of that! We–my brother Dick and I–are prepared to let bygones be bygones. We have cudgelled our brains–I mean, we have talked matters over. We are prepared, Mr. Rand, to meet you halfway–”

“Thank you,” said Rand. “On what specific proposition?”

Major Edward rose, took a short turn in the room, and came back to his chair. “Mr. Rand, in the matter of the nomination for Governor, is it too late to recall your refusal? I think not, sir. Your party has named no other candidate. As a Federalist, I know, sir, but little of that party’s inner working, but I am told that you would sweep the state. Far be it from me to say that I wish to see a Democrat-Republican Governor of Virginia! I do not. But since the gentleman for whom I myself, sir, shall vote, is undoubtedly destined to defeat, we–my brother Dick and I–consider that that post may as well be filled by you, sir, as by any other of your Jacobinical party. No one doubts your ability–you are diabolically able! But, sir, I would bury this arm where a damned cutthroat barber surgeon buried the other before I would cry on to such a post any man who did not enter the race with heart and hands washed clean of all but honour, plain intents, and loyalty! In the past he may have been tempted–he may have listened to the charmer, charming never so wisely–there is in man an iron capacity for going wrong. He may have done this, planned that–I know not; we all err. It is not too late; he may yet put behind him all this–”

“I do not think that I understand,” said Rand. “All what, sir?”

The Major faced around from the fire with a jerk. “All this. I am explicit, sir. All this.”

“Ah!” answered Rand. “I am dull, I suppose. All this. Well, sir?”

“I should,” continued the Major, with emphasis, “regard the acceptance of the nomination as proof positive of the laying aside of all conflicting ideas, uneasy dreams, and fallacious reasoning, of all intents and purposes that might war with a sober and honourable discharge of exalted public duties. They are exalted, sir, and they may be so highly discharged, so ably and so loftily, as to infinitely dignify the office that has already great traditions. A Governor of Virginia may be the theme, sir, of many a far distant panegyric–”

Again he rose and stalked across the room, then, returning to the hearth, stood before Rand, his high, thin features somewhat flushed and his deep old eyes alight. “Mr. Rand, it would be idle to deny to you that I have had for you both dislike and mistrust. You may, if you choose, even strengthen these terms and say that I have regarded you with hatred and contempt. I am a man of strong feelings, sir, and you outraged them–you outraged them! Well, I am prepared to bury all that. Become a great Governor of Virginia, serve your land truly, according to the lights vouchsafed to a Republican, and, though we may not vote for you, sir, yet we–my brother Dick and I–we will watch your career with interest–yes, damn me, sir! with interest, pride, and affection!" He broke off to stare moodily into the fire and, with his foot, to thrust farther in a burning log.

“An olive branch!” exclaimed Rand, smiling. “This is a whole grove of olives! I am sorry about the governorship–”

“I have made enquiries,” interrupted the other harshly. “You have but to signify your change of mind to your committee, and your name is up. The governorship–the governorship is not all! It is but a step from Richmond to Washington. There’s field enough for even a towering ambition.” He looked around him. “And Roselands. This place has always had a charm. In the old days it was famed for hospitality–for hospitality and for the beauty of its women.”

“In neither respect, sir, has it lost its reputation.”

Major Edward made a gesture of acquiescence. “I dare say not, sir, I dare say not. I am told that Republicans flock here. And Jacqueline is a beautiful woman. Well, sir, why should not pilgrimages be made to Roselands as to Monticello? You have begun to improve it. Continue, and make the place a Garden of Eden, a Farm of Cincinnatus, a–a–what you will! Dick thinks that you may not be in funds to plant and build as you desire. If that is so, sir, either he or I might with ease accommodate you–” He paused.

“I take your offer as it is meant,” said Rand, “and thank you both. But my affairs are in order, and I am not straitened for money.”

The Major made a courteous gesture. “It was but a supposition. Well, Mr. Rand, why not? Why not make the picture real that we are painting? Eminent in public affairs–eminent in the law–ay, there, sir, I will praise you unreservedly. You are a great lawyer–worshipped by your party and in the line of succession to its highest gift, fixed in your state and county and happy in your home, rounding out your life with all that makes life worthy to be lived,–

“Honour, love, obedience, troops of friends.

“Is not the picture fair enough, sir? There is in it no mirage, no Fata Morgana, no marsh fire. You are a man of great abilities, with ample power to direct those inner forces to outward ends that shall truly gild your name. Truly, sir, not falsely. Gold, not pinchbeck. Clear glory of duty highly done, not a cloudy fame whose wings are drenched with blood and tears. Come, sir, come–make an old man happy!” He dragged his chair nearer to Rand and held out his hand.

“I cannot accept the nomination for Governor, sir,” said Rand. “There are various considerations which put it out of the question. I cannot go into these with you. You must take it from me that it is impossible.”

The Major drew back. “That is final, sir?”

“That is final.”

There was a silence. Rand sat, chin in hand, thoughtfully regarding his visitor. Major Churchill, erect, rigid, grey, and arid, stared before him as though indeed he saw only snowy plains, fallen men, and a forlorn hope. At last he spoke in a dry and difficult voice. “You persevere in your intention of returning to Richmond and to your house on Shockoe Hill in November?”

“It is my plan, sir, to go to Richmond in November.”

“Immediately upon your return from over the mountains?”

Rand shot a glance at his interlocutor. “Immediately.”

“These lands that you are going to see, sir–they are not as far as the Washita?”

“No; they are not as far as the Washita.” Rand sat upright and let his hand fall heavily upon the arm of his chair. “That is a curious question, Major Churchill.”

“Do you find it so?” asked the Major grimly. ’I should, were it asked of me–so damned strange a question that it would not pass without challenge! But then, I am not declining governorships nor travelling West.”

Rand rose from his chair. “Major Churchill"–He stopped short, bit his lip, and walked away to the window. There he drew the curtain slightly aside and stood with brow pressed against a pane, gazing out into the frosty darkness. A half moon just lifted the wide landscape out of shadow, and from the interlacing boughs of trees the coloured leaves were falling. Rand looked at the distant mountains, but the eye of his mind travelled farther yet and saw all the country beyond, all the land of the To Be, all the giant valley of the Mississippi, all the rolling, endless plains, all Mexico with snowy peaks and mines of gold. The apparition did not come dazzlingly. He was no visionary. He weighed and measured and reckoned carefully with his host. But there, beyond the mountains, lay no small part of the habitable world,–and the race of conquerors had not died with Alexander or Cęsar, Cortez or Pizarro! Witness Marengo and Austerlitz and that throne at Fontainebleau! He dropped the curtain from his hand and turned to the firelit room and to the tense grey figure on the hearth. “Major Churchill, if, softened by Jacqueline’s presence there at Fontenoy, you came to-night to Roselands with the simple purpose of making friends with the man she loves, then, sir, that man would be a heartless churl indeed if he were not touched and gratified, and did not accept with eagerness such an overture. But, sir, but! There is more, I think, in your visit to-night than meets the eye. You demand that I shall become my party’s candidate for the governorship. I answer it is not now possible. You insist that I shall busy myself with improvements here at Roselands, and to that end you offer to reinforce my purse. I answer that Roselands does very well, and that I am not in need of money. You preach to me patriotism and refer to General Washington; you speak poetically of gold versus pinchbeck, and true glory versus fame with drenched wings; you ask me certain questions in a voice that has hardly the ring of friendship–and last but not least you wish to know if a parcel of land that I have bought over the mountains is situate upon the Washita! The Washita, Major Churchill, is on the far side of the Mississippi, in Spanish Territory. May I ask, sir, before I withdraw my welcome to Roselands, by what right you are entitled to put such a question to me, and what is, indeed, the purport of your visit here to-night?”

Major Edward Churchill rose, stark and grey, with narrowed eyes and deliberating, pointing hand. “You are a villain, sir; yes, sir, a damned, skilled, heart-breaking villain! Bold! yes, you are bold–bold as others of your tribe of whom the mythologies tell! Arrogant as Lucifer, you are more wretched than the slave in your fields! You might have been upon the side of light; you have chosen darkness. It will swallow you up, and I, for one, shall say, ’The night hath its own.’ You have chosen wrongly where you might have chosen rightly, and you have not done so in blind passion but in cold blood, fully and freely, under whatever monstrous light it is by which you think you walk! I have warned you of the gulf, and I have warned in vain. So be it! But do not think, sir, do not think that you will be allowed to drag with you, down into the darkness, the woman whom you have married! I wish that my niece had died before she saw your face! Do you know what she thinks you, sir? She thinks you a lover so devoted that at her pleading you put forever from you a gilded lure; a gentleman so absolutely of your word that for her to doubt it would be the blackest treason; a statesman and a patriot who will yet nobly serve Virginia and the country! God knows what she doesn’t think you–the misguided child! She’s happy to-night, at Fontenoy, because she’s coming home to you to-morrow. That I should have lived to say such a thing of Henry Churchill’s daughter! When I rode away to-night, she was singing.” He burst into spasmodic and grating laughter. “It was that song of Lovelace’s! By God, sir, she must have had you in mind.

     “I could not love thee, dear, so much,
       Loved I not honour more.

“Yes, by God, she was thinking of you! Ha ha, ha ha!”

“You are an old man,” said Rand. “It is well for you that you are. I wish to know who is responsible for these conjectures, suspicions, charges–whatever term you choose, sir, for all are alike indifferent to me–which brought you here to-night? Who, sir, is the principal in this affair? You are an old man, and you are my wife’s kinsman; doubly are you behind cover; but who, who, Major Churchill, set you on to speak of towering ambition and blood-drenched wings and broken vows and deceived innocence, and all the rest of this night’s farrago? Who, I say–who?”

“Ask on, sir,” answered the Major grimly. “There is no law against asking, as there is none to compel an answer. Sir, I am about to remove myself from a house that I shall not trouble again, and I have but three words to say before I bid you good-night. I warn you not to proceed with your Luciferian schemes, whatever they may be, sir, whatever they may be! I warn you that it is ill travelling over the mountains at this season of the year, and I solemnly protest to you that my niece shall not travel with you!”

“And who,” asked Rand calmly,–"and who will prevent that?”

“Sir,” answered the other, “a grain of sand or a blade of grass, if rightly placed.” He shook his long forefinger at the younger man. “You have been fortunate for a long turn in the game, Lewis Rand, and you have grown to think the revolving earth but a pin-wheel for your turning. You will awake some day, and since there is that in you which charity might call perverted greatness, I think that you will suffer when you awake. In which hope, sir, I take my leave. Mr. Rand, I have the honour to bid you a very good-night.”

The master of Roselands rang the bell. “Good-night, Major Churchill. I am sorry that we part no better friends, and I regret that you will not tell me what gatherer up of rumour and discoverer of mares’ nests was at the pains to procure me the honour of this visit. I might hazard a guess–but no matter. Joab, Major Churchill’s horse. Good-night, sir.”

He bowed formally. Major Churchill stood for a moment looking straight before him with a somewhat glassy stare, then, “Good-night, Mr. Rand," he said, in a voice like a wind through November reeds, made a bow as low and as studied as that with which he had once honoured Rand in the Fontenoy drawing-room, turned with martial precision, and stalked from the room.

Lewis Rand stood long upon the hearth, staring down into the fire. He heard Major Edward’s horse go down the drive and out upon the highroad with a swiftness that spoke of a rider in a passion. The sound of hoofs died away, and he still stood looking into the red hollows, but at last with a short and angry laugh he turned away and opened the door which led to the dining-room. “Are you still there, Tom? Come in, man! The accusing angel has gone.”

Tom appeared, and the two went back to the great table in the centre of the room. Rand unlocked the drawer and took out the papers in the perusal of which they had been interrupted. Mocket snuffed the candles and tossed another log of hickory upon the fire. “It falls in with what Gaudylock suspected,” said Rand’s measured voice behind him, “and it all dates back to the nineteenth of February. When he left the house that night, he must have known–”

“Of whom are you talking?” asked Tom at the fire. “Major Edward?”

“No, not Major Edward. And now he is using his knowledge. She told me to-day that he was often at Fontenoy. Too often, too often, Ludwell Cary!”

“Now, after stopping my mouth, you have spoken his name yourself!" remarked Tom. “You and he are over against each other in that case to-morrow, aren’t you?”

“In every case we are over against each other,” said the other abruptly. “And we shall be so until Judgment Day. Come, man, come! we have all these to go through with before cockcrow.”


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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