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The Eye of Dread

Payne Erskine (1854-1924)

1. Chapter 01 - Betty
2. Chapter 02 - Watching the Bees
3. Chapter 03 - A Mother's Struggle
4. Chapter 04 - Leave-Taking
5. Chapter 05 - The Passing of Time
6. Chapter 06 - The End of the War
7. Chapter 07 - A New Era Begins
8. Chapter 08 - Mary Ballard's Discovery
9. Chapter 09 - The Banker's Point of View
10. Chapter 10 - The Nutting Party
11. Chapter 11 - Betty Ballard's Awakening
12. Chapter 12 - Mysterious Findings
13. Chapter 13 - Confession
14. Chapter 14 - Out of the Desert
15. Chapter 15 - The Big Man's Return
16. Chapter 16 - A Peculiar Position
17. Chapter 17 - Adopting A Family
18. Chapter 18 - Larry Kildene's Story
19. Chapter 19 - The Mine-And the Departure
20. Chapter 20 - Alone on the Mountain
21. Chapter 21 - The Violin
22. Chapter 22 - The Beast on the Trail
23. Chapter 23 - A Discourse on Lying
24. Chapter 24 - Amalia's Fete
25. Chapter 25 - Harry King Leaves the Mountain
26. Chapter 26 - The Little School-Teacher
27. Chapter 27 - The Swede's Telegram
28. Chapter 28 - A Resemblance Somewhere
29. Chapter 29 - The Arrest
30. Chapter 30 - The Argument
31. Chapter 31 - Robert Kater's Success
32. Chapter 32 - The Prisoner
33. Chapter 33 - Hester Craigmile Recieves Her Letter
34. Chapter 34 - Jean Craigmile's Return
35. Chapter 35 - The Trial
36. Chapter 36 - Nels Nelson's Testimony
37. Chapter 37 - The Stranger's Arrival
38. Chapter 38 - Betty Ballard's Testimony
39. Chapter 39 - Reconcilliation
40. Chapter 40 - The Same Boy

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Summary

The Civil War is upon the United States, and the town of Leauvite has sent away its young men, among them Peter Junior and Richard Kildene. When they leave, Betty Ballard is but a child, but by the time the war has ended, she has become something else entirely. Wounded, Peter Junior finds his time at Betty's father's studio, learning to become an artist, until one day he proposes to her after deciding to go to France. Of course, she agrees to wait for him. Meanwhile, Richard, who has decided to work on the railways, expects that when he gets back, that Betty will be waiting for him. With these complications, problems begin to arise...