The Shield of Love by B L Farjeon Page 1 of 126

CONTENTS.
CHAPTER

I. In which some particulars are given of the Fox-Cordery family.
II. Poor Cinderella.
III. A family discussion.
IV. Wherein Cinderella asserts herself.
V. In which John Dixon informs Mr. Fox-Cordery that he has seen a ghost.
VI. In which we make the acquaintance of Rathbeal.
VII. Billy turns the corner.
VIII. The gambler's confession.
IX. Mr. Fox-Cordery is not easy in his mind.
X. In which Mr. Fox-Cordery meets with a repulse.
XI. Little Prue.
XII. "DRIP--DRIP--DRIP!"
XIII. In which Rathbeal makes a winning move.
XIV. Do you remember Billy's last prayer?
XV. Friends in Council.


XVI. Mr. Fox-Cordery's master-stroke.
XVII. Retribution.


THE SHIELD OF LOVE.

CHAPTER I.
In which some particulars are given of the Fox-Cordery Family.

This is not exactly a story of Cinderella, although a modern Cinderella--of whom there are a great many more in our social life than people wot of--plays her modest part therein; and the allusion to one of the world's prettiest fairy-tales is apposite enough because her Prince, an ordinary English gentleman prosaically named John Dixon, was first drawn to her by the pity which stirs every honest heart when innocence and helplessness are imposed upon.



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