Arundel by E F Benson Page 1 of 331

CONTENTS

PROLOGUE
I. The Call From Without
II. The Riddle Grows
BOOK ONE
III. Comfortable Mrs. Hancock
IV. Comfortable Plans
V. Comfortable Settlements
BOOK TWO
VI. Elizabeth Enters
VII. The Intermezzo
VIII. The Mountain-top
IX. Edward's Absence
X. Edward's Return
XI. The Telegram
BOOK THREE
XII. April Evening
XIII. The Grisly Kittens
XIV. Heart's Desire



ARUNDEL

PROLOGUE

CHAPTER I
THE CALL FROM WITHOUT

Colonel Fanshawe was riding slowly back to his bungalow about an hour before the sunset of a hot and brilliant day in the middle of March.

He had spent a long day in the saddle, for the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Forces was at Peshawar on a visit of inspection, and he had reviewed and inspected and inspected and reviewed and given medals and colours and compliments and criticism till the whole garrison, who had been under arms on the parade ground since an early hour that morning, was ready to drop with a well-earned fatigue.



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