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Colonel Greatheart

H. C. Bailey (1878-1961)

1. 00 - Introductory, How the World Looked Then
2. 01 - Chapter 1, The Lady Lepe Meets Twin Brethren
3. 02 - Chapter 2, The Impertinence of Joan Normandy
4. 03 - Chapter 3, The Inspiration of Colonel Stow
5. 04 - Chapter 4, Colonel Stow Sees His Inspiration
6. 05 - Chapter 5, My Lady Lepe Takes Off Her Petticoats
7. 06 - Chapter 6, A Person of Importance
8. 07 - Chapter 7, Colonel Stow Is Again Inspired
9. 08 - Chapter 8, Upon the Use of a Nose
10. 09 - Chapter 9, Concerning the Angel Uriel
11. 10 - Chapter 10, Cornet Tompkins Snaps at a Shadow
12. 11 - Chapter 11, Colonel Royston Deserts a Lady
13. 12 - Chapter 12, Colonel Stow Makes a Mistake
14. 13 - Chapter 13, Mr. Bourne Is Sorry
15. 14 - Chapter 14, Colonel Royston Stays by a Lady
16. 15 - Chapter 15, Why Come Ye Not to Court?
17. 16 - Chapter 16, Colonel Royston Breaks His Sword
18. 17 - Chapter 17, Ingeminating Peace
19. 18 - Chapter 18, My Lord Digby Upon Woman
20. 19 - Chapter 19, Newbury Vale
21. 20 - Chapter 20, Mistress Normandy Sees a Friend
22. 21 - Chapter 21, Colonel Stow Keeps the Peace
23. 22 - Chapter 22, Lovers' Meeting
24. 23 - Chapter 23, Lucinda Weeps
25. 24 - Chapter 24, The Home of Lost Causes
26. 25 - Chapter 25, The Surprise of Lucinda
27. 26 - Chapter 26, Colonel Stow Warns His Friend
28. 27 - Chapter 27, The Lieutenant-General Finds an Honest Man
29. 28 - Chapter 28, At Witney Town
30. 29 - Chapter 29, At Bablockhithe
31. 30 - Chapter 30, Colonel Stow Resolves to Laugh
32. 31 - Chapter 31, The Commissary General is Disappointed
33. 32 - Chapter 32, Lucinda Is Wooed
34. 33 - Chapter 33, Joan Normandy Plays Proxy
35. 34 - Chapter 34, Lucinda is Wed
36. 35 - Chapter 35, Colonel Stow Is Shown His Duty
37. 36 - Chapter 36, Colonel Rich Is Interrupted
38. 37 - Chapter 37, The King Turns
39. 38 - Chapter 38, Lucinda Is Again an Inspiration
40. 39 - Chapter 39, The King Looks Through His Fingers
41. 40 - Chapter 40, A Cavalier Dies
42. 41 - Chapter 41, Wife and Maid
43. 42 - Chapter 42, The Night Alarm
44. 43 - Chapter 43, Molly Proposes
45. 44 - Chapter 44, Friends
46. 45 - Chapter 45, Colonel Stow Is Ready
47. 46 - Chapter 46, Lucinda Is Logical
48. 47 - Chapter 47, Colonel Stow Is Awaked
49. 48 - Chapter 48, A Husband or So
50. 49 - Chapter 49, Colonel Royston Delivers His Soul
51. 50 - Chapter 50, The Lieutenant-General Speaks
52. 51 - Chapter 51, The Last Inspiration of Lucinda
53. 52 - Chapter 52, Lucinda Goes Out to the Night
54. 53 - Chapter 53, Colonel Stow Knows Himself
55. 54 - Chapter 54, Colonel Stow Explains Himself
56. 55 - Chapter 55, The Master of All

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Summary

This is an unusual story of the English Civil War. There is a good account of the Battle of Newbury, and many historic figures appear: Cromwell (very prominent), Ireton, Prince Rupert, Charles I, Fairfax, and Lambert. The setting for this tale of men and arms is taken from the stirring days of the Bavaliers and the Roundheads, of Puritans and the so-called malignants; but the machines of war are rather in the background, while in the spotlight is a witching woman, a conqueror of hearts and a marker of destinies. The story tells of a woman's ambition that "urges valiant men to perilous deeds".