The House of the White Shadows

The House of the White Shadows
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Farjeon Benjamin Leopold. The House of the White Shadows

BOOK I. – THE TRIAL OF GAUTRAN

CHAPTER I. ONLY A FLOWER-GIRL

CHAPTER II. THE ARRIVAL OF THE ADVOCATE

CHAPTER III. THE ADVOCATE'S WIFE INSISTS UPON HAVING HER WAY

CHAPTER IV. JACOB HARTRICH, THE BANKER, GIVES HIS REASONS FOR BELIEVING GAUTRAN THE WOODMAN GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF MADELINE

CHAPTER V. FRITZ THE FOOL

CHAPTER VI. MISTRESS AND MAID

CHAPTER VII. A VISIT FROM PIERRE LAMONT-DREAMS OF LOVE

CHAPTER VIII. THE INTERVIEW IN THE PRISON

CHAPTER IX. THE ADVOCATE UNDERTAKES A STRANGE TASK

CHAPTER X. TWO LETTERS-FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND, FROM LOVER TO LOVER

CHAPTER XI. FIRE AND SNOW-FOOL FRITZ INFORMS PIERRE LAMONT WHERE ACTUAL LOVE COMMENCES

CHAPTER XII. THE STRUGGLE OF LOVE AND DUTY

CHAPTER XIII. THE TRIAL OF GAUTRAN

CHAPTER XIV. THE EVIDENCE OF WITNESSES

CHAPTER XV. THE WIDOW JOSEPH GIVES EVIDENCE RESPECTING A MYSTERIOUS VISITOR

CHAPTER XVI. THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROSECUTION

CHAPTER XVII. THE ADVOCATES DEFENCE-THE VERDICT

BOOK II. – THE CONFESSION

CHAPTER I. A LETTER FROM JOHN VANBRUGH

CHAPTER II. A STARTLING INTERRUPTION

CHAPTER III. IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

CHAPTER IV. THE CONFESSION

BOOK III. – THE GRAVE OF HONOUR

CHAPTER I. PREPARATIONS FOR A VISITOR

CHAPTER II. A LOVE STORY OF THE PAST

CHAPTER III. A MOTHER'S TREACHERY

CHAPTER IV. HUSBAND AND WIFE

CHAPTER V. THE GATHERING OF THE STORM

CHAPTER VI. THE GRAVE OF HONOUR

CHAPTER VII. HUSBAND AND WIFE

CHAPTER VIII. THE COMPACT

CHAPTER IX. MOTHER DENISE HAS STRANGE FANCIES IN THE NIGHT

CHAPTER X. CHRISTIAN ALMER'S CHILD-LIFE

CHAPTER XI. BEATRICE ALMER GIVES A PROMISE TO HER SON

CHAPTER XII. THE LAST MEETING BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE

CHAPTER XIII. THE ARRIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ALMER

BOOK IV. – THE BATTLE WITH CONSCIENCE

CHAPTER I. LAWYER AND PRIEST

CHAPTER II. THE WHITE SHADOW

CHAPTER III. THE WATCH ON THE HILL

CHAPTER IV. THE SILENT VOICE

CHAPTER V. GAUTRAN FINDS A REFUGE

CHAPTER VI. PIERRE LAMONT READS LOVE-VERSES TO FRITZ THE FOOL

CHAPTER VII. MISTRESS AND MAID

CHAPTER VIII. IN THE HOME OF HIS CHILDHOOD

CHAPTER IX. CHRISTIAN ALMER RECEIVES TWO VISITORS

CHAPTER X. A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE WEB

CHAPTER XI. A CRISIS

CHAPTER XII. SELF-JUSTIFICATION

CHAPTER XIII. SHADOWS

CHAPTER XIV. THE ADVOCATE FEARS HE HAS CREATED A MONSTER

CHAPTER XV. GAUTRAN AND THE ADVOCATE

CHAPTER XVI. PIERRE LAMONT SEEKS THE HOSPITALITY OF THE HOUSE OF WHITE SHADOWS

CHAPTER XVII. FRITZ THE FOOL RELATES A STRANGE DREAM TO PIERRE LAMONT

BOOK V. – THE DOOM OF GAUTRAN

CHAPTER I. ADELAIDE STRIVES TO PROPITIATE PIERRE LAMONT

CHAPTER II. GAUTRAN SEEKS JOHN VANBRUGH

CHAPTER III. GAUTRAN RESOLVES ON A PLAN OF ESCAPE

CHAPTER IV. HEAVEN'S JUDGMENT

CHAPTER V. FATHER CAPEL DISCOVERS GAUTRAN IN HIS PERIL

CHAPTER VI. THE WRITTEN CONFESSION

BOOK VI. – A RECORD OF THE PAST

CHAPTER I. THE DISCOVERY OF THE MANUSCRIPT

CHAPTER II. CHRISTIAN ALMER'S FATHER

CHAPTER III. A DISHONOURABLE CONCEALMENT

CHAPTER IV. M. GABRIEL IS DISMISSED

CHAPTER V. THE THIEF IN THE NIGHT

CHAPTER VI. THE HIDDEN CRIME

CHAPTER VII. FALSE WIFE, FALSE FRIEND

BOOK VII. – RETRIBUTION

CHAPTER I. JOHN VANBRUGH AND THE ADVOCATE

CHAPTER II. A TERRIBLE REVELATION

CHAPTER III. PAULINE

CHAPTER IV. ONWARD-TO DEATH

CHAPTER V. THE DOOM OF THE HOUSE OF WHITE SHADOWS

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The feverish state of excitement into which Geneva was thrown was not caused by a proclamation of war, a royal visit, a social revolution, a religious wave, or an avalanche. It was simply that a man was on his trial for murder.

There is generally in Geneva a rational if not a philosophic foundation for a social upheaving; unlike the people of most other countries, the population do not care to play a blind game of follow my leader. They prefer to think for themselves, and their leaders must be men of mark. Intellect is passionately welcomed; pretenders find their proper level.

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"That is all."

Then after a slight pause, the Advocate asked:

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