The Cavalier

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Stand, gentlemen! Every man is covered by two!

THE CAVALIER

BY

GEORGE W. CABLE

1901

CONTENTS
CHAPTER
 
CHAPTER
 

I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
XI.
XII.
XIII.
XIV.
XV.
XVI.
XVII.
XVIII.
XIX.
XX.
XXI.
XXII.
XXIII.
XXIV.
XXV.
XXVI.
XXVII.
XXVIII.
XXIX.
XXX.
XXXI.
XXXII.

She Wanted to Laugh
Lieutenant Ferry
She
Three Days’ Rations
Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty
A Handsome Stranger
A Plague on Names!
Another Curtained Wagon
The Dandy’s Task
The Soldier’s Hour
Captain Jewett
In the General’s Tent
Good-Bye, Dick
Coralie Rothvelt
Venus and Mars
An Aching Conscience
Two Under One Hat-Brim
The Jayhawkers
Asleep in the Death-Trap
Charlotte Oliver
The Fight on the Bridge
We Speed a Parting Guest
Ferry Talks of Charlotte
A Million and a Half
A Quiet Ride
A Salute Across the Dead-Line
Some Fall, Some Plunge
Oldest Game on Earth
A Gnawing in the Dark
Dignity and Impudence
The Red Star’s Warning
A Martyr’s Wrath
XXXIII.
XXXIV.
XXXV.
XXXVI.
XXXVII.
XXXVIII.
XXXIX.
XL.
XLI.
XLII.
XLIII.
XLIV.
XLV.
XLVI.
XLVII.
XLVIII.
XLIX.
L.
LI.
LII.
LIII.
LIV.
LV.
LVI.
LVII.
LVIII.
LIX.
LX.
LXI.
LXII.
LXIII.
LXIV.
Torch and Sword
The Charge in the Lane
Fallen Heroes
“Says Quinn, S’e”
A Horse! A Horse!
“Bear a Message and a Token”
Charlotte Sings
Harry Laughs
Unimportant and Confidential
“Can I Get There by Candle-Light?”
“Yes, and Back Again”
Charlotte in the Tents of the Foe
Stay Till To-Morrow
The Dance at Gilmer’s
He’s Dead–Is She Alive?
In the Hollow of His Right Arm
A Cruel Book and a Fool or Two
The Bottom of the Whirlwind
Under the Room Where Charlotte Lay
Same Book and Light-Head Harry
“Captain, They’ve Got Us”
The Fight in the Doorway
Rescue and Retreat
Hôtel des Invalides
A Yes and a No
The Upper Fork of the Road
Under Charlotte’s Window
Tidings
While Destiny Moved On
A Tarrying Bridegroom
Something I Have Never Told Till Now
By Twos. March

ILLUSTRATIONS

“Stand, gentlemen! Every man is covered by two!”

“I surrender,” he said, with amiable ease

“Well, you air in a hurry!”

With the rein dangling under the bits he went over the fence like a deer

Ferry saluted with his straight blade

“Don’t you like him?” she asked, and tried to be very arch

Ferry fired under his flash and sent him reeling into the arms of his followers

Springing to the ground between our two candles, she bent over the open page