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"The scene of this chronicle is the town of Dawson's Landing, on the Missouri side of the Mississippi, half a day's journey, per steamboat, below St. Louis," Chapter 1, p. 3.

"Percy Northumberland Driscoll, brother to the Judge, and younger than he by five years, was a married man, and had had children around his hearthstone; but they were attacked in detail by measles, croup, and scarlet fever, and this had given the doctor a chance with his affective antediluvian methods; so the cradles were empty," Chapter 1, p. 5.

"Percy Driscoll slept well the night he saved his house-minions from going down the river, but not wink of sleep visited Roxy's eyes. A profound terror had taken possession of her. Her child could grow up and be sold down the river! The thought crazed her with horror,"
Chapter 3, pp. 12-13.


"This history must henceforth accommodate itself to the change which Roxana has...

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