Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope Page 1 of 118

CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I. THE HOUSE ON THE BLUFF
II. THE MAN BY THE STREAM
III. THE LADY IN THE GARDEN
IV. THE INN IN THE VILLAGE
V. THE RENDEZVOUS BY THE CROSS
VI. THE HUT IN THE HOLLOW
VII. THE FLOOD ON THE RIVER
VIII. THE CARRIAGE AT THE FORD
IX. THE STRAW IN THE CORNER
X. THE JOURNEY TO ROME
XI. THE LUCK OF THE CAPTAIN


Captain Dieppe

CHAPTER I
THE HOUSE ON THE BLUFF

To the eye of an onlooker Captain Dieppe's circumstances afforded high spirits no opportunity, and made ordinary cheerfulness a virtue which a stoic would not have disdained to own.

Fresh from the failure of important plans; if not exactly a fugitive, still a man to whom recognition would be inconvenient and perhaps dangerous; with fifty francs in his pocket, and his spare wardrobe in a knapsack on his back; without immediate prospect of future employment or a replenishment of his purse; yet by no means in his first youth or of an age when men love to begin the world utterly afresh;



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