The Cleverdale Mystery; or, The Machine and Its Wheels: A Story of American Life

       W. A. Wilkins / Mystery & Detective
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The Cleverdale Mystery; or, The Machine and Its Wheels: A Story of American Life
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THE

CLEVERDALE MYSTERY;

OR,

THE MACHINE AND ITS WHEELS.

_A STORY OF AMERICAN LIFE._

BY W. A. WILKINS, EDITOR OF ”THE WHITEHALL (N. Y.) TIMES.”

NEW YORK: FORDS, HOWARD, & HULBERT. 1882.

Copyright, 1882, By W. A. WILKINS. All rights reserved.

PREFACE.

In presenting this volume to the public, the author hopes to impart information to some; reflect their own character to others; possibly point a moral, and by the tale interest the reader.

The warp of the fabric is reality, the woof fiction, the coloring domestic.

Awaiting the verdict,

Respectfully, THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAPTER I.--BEAUTIFUL LAKE GEORGE, 9

” II.--A QUARTETTE OF SCHEMERS, 18

” III.--TEMPEST-TOSSED LAKE GEORGE, 26

” IV.--THE BOSS AND HIS AIDS, 33

” V.--TO THE RESCUE, 44

” VI.--THE CAMP DINNER, 52

” VII.--THE CRUEL THUNDERBOLT, 58

” VIII.--AFFAIRS AT CLEVERDALE, 65

” IX.--THE CAUCUS, 72

” X.--THE CRUELTY OF AMBITION, 82

” XI.--THE CONVENTION, 90

” XII.--A WICKED SCHEME, 99

” XIII.--DALEY'S STRENGTH WANES, 108

” XIV.--THE ELECTION, 116

” XV.--GLOOMY FOREBODINGS, 125

” XVI.--PRINCE OF MANNIS MANOR, 134

” XVII.--SARGENT ENLISTED, 144

” XVIII.--GEORGE AND FANNIE ALDEN, 149

” XIX.--THE BURNING FACTORY, 155

” XX.--THE SECRET MARRIAGE, 164

” XXI.--SPOILS! SPOILS! 172

” XXII.--SAD FAREWELLS, 179

” XXIII.--EXILED FROM HOME AND FRIENDS, 186

” XXIV.--THE DISTRACTED WIFE, 198

” XXV.--THE CRUEL LETTER, 209

” XXVI.--A DIRTY JOB, 215

” XXVII.--CLEVERDALE'S SORROW, 223

” XXVIII.--AMONG THE HILLS OF COLORADO, 232

” XXIX.--POOR MARY HARRIS, 239

” XXX.--THE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE, 247

” XXXI.--A REVELATION, 258

” XXXII.--THE WANDERER'S RETURN, 265

” XXXIII.--RETRIBUTIVE JUSTICE, 274

” XXXIV.--THE CLEVERDALE MYSTERY, 277

” XXXV.--EPILOGUE--THE MACHINE AND ITS WHEELS, 285


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