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Ethel May Dell
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 308 pages of information about The Way of an Eagle.

XVII.—­An Old Friend

XVIII.—­The Explanation

XIX.—­A Hero Worshipper

XX.—­News from the East

XXI.—­A Harbour of Refuge

XXII.—­An Old Story

XXIII.—­The Sleep Called Death

XXIV.—­The Creed of a Fighter

XXV.—­A Scented Letter

XXVI.—­The Eternal Flame

XXVII.—­The Eagle Caged

XXVIII.—­The Lion’s Skin

XXIX.—­Old Friends Meet

XXX.—­An Offer of Friendship

XXXI.—­The Eagle Hovers

PART IV

XXXII.—­The Face in the Storm

XXXIII.—­The Lifting of the Mask

XXXIV.—­At the Gate of Death

XXXV.—­The Armistice

XXXVI.—­The Eagle Strikes

XXXVII.  THE PENALTY FOR SENTIMENT

XXXVIII.  THE WATCHER OF THE CLIFF

XXXIX.  BY SINGLE COMBAT

XL.  THE WOMAN’S CHOICE

XLI.  THE EAGLE’S PREY

XLII.  THE HARDEST FIGHT OF ALL

XLIII.  REQUIESCAT

XLIV.  LOVE’S PRISONER

PART V

XLV.  THE VISION

XLVI.  THE HEART OF A MAN

XLVII.  IN THE NAME OF FRIENDSHIP

XLVIII.  THE HEALING OF THE BREACH

XLIX.  THE LOWERING OF THE FLAG

L. EREBUS

LI.  THE BIRD OF PARADISE

LII.  A WOMAN’S OFFERING

LIII.  THE LAST SKIRMISH

LIV.  SURRENDER

LV.  OMNIA VINCIT AMOR

LVI.  THE EAGLE SOARS

  “There be three things which are too wonderful
  for me, yea, four which I know not: 

The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.”

Proverbs xxx, 18-19.

THE WAY OF AN EAGLE

PART I

CHAPTER I

THE TRUST

The long clatter of an irregular volley of musketry rattled warningly from the naked mountain ridges; over a great grey shoulder of rock the sun sank in a splendid opal glow; from very near at hand came the clatter of tin cups and the sound of a subdued British laugh.  And in the room of the Brigadier-General a man lifted his head from his hands and stared upwards with unseeing, fixed eyes.

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