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Iron Horse

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)

1. Treats of the Engine-Driver’s House and Household
2. The Driver Visits a Little Elderly Gentlewoman and Prepares the Iron Horse for Action
3. In which the Widow holds Converse with a Captain, makes the Acquaintance of a Young Man, and receives a Telegraphic Shock, which ends in a Railway Journey
4. A Double Dilemma and its Consequences
5. An Accident and its Consequences
6. History of the Iron Horse Part 1
7. History of the Iron Horse Part 2
8. Little Gertie comes out in a New Light, and Bob Receives Good News
9. Mrs Marrot and Bob Visit the Great Clatterby “Works" Part 1
10. Mrs Marrot and Bob Visit the Great Clatterby “Works" Part 2
11. Concerning Domestic Economy and Difficulties—Surprises and Explanations
12. Sharp Practice
13. Sharp Practice—Continued
14. Loo’s Garden
15. Treats of Railway Literature, Sleepy Porters, Crowded Platforms, Foolish Passengers, Dark Plotters, Lively Shawls, and Other Matters
16. 16 - Which is too Full of Varied Matter to be Briefly Described Part 1
17. Which is too Full of Varied Matter to be Briefly Described Part 2
18. Treats of Mrs Durby’s Lost Parcel in Particular, and of Lost-Luggage in General
19. Describes Engineering Difficulties, a Perplexing Case, and a Harmonious Meeting
20. Gertie is Mysteriously cared for—Sam Natly Dines under Difficulties in Connexion with the Block System
21. A Soirée Wildly Interrupted, and Followed up by Surprising Revelations
22. A Run-away Locomotive
23. A Nest “Harried"
24. The Diamond Ring and the Railway Clearing-House
25. Mrs Tipps goes on a Journey, and meets a Gentleman who, with much Assurance, comments freely on Insurance
26. Details a Terrible Accident
27. Results of the Accident
28. The Last

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“Is that your bundle, sir?” repeated Mr Blunt a little louder. “Eh? yes, yes—all right,” replied Edwin, annoyed at the interruption, and thinking only of Emma Lee, to whom he turned, and went on—“Well, when Colonel Jones had scaled the first wall—” “Come, sir,” said Blunt, entering the carriage, and laying his hand on Edwin’s shoulder, “it’s not all right. This is another man’s property.” The youth turned round indignantly, and, with a flushed countenance, said, “What do you mean?” “I mean that you are travelling with another man’s property,” said Blunt, quietly pointing to the strapped rug. “That is not my property,” said Edwin, looking at it with a perplexed air, “I never said it was.” “Didn’t you though?” exclaimed Blunt, with an appealing look to the captain. “Didn’t you say, when I asked you, ‘Yes, it’s all right.’ Moreover, young man, if it’s not yours, why did you bring it into the carriage with you?” “I did not bring it into the carriage,” said Edwin, firmly, and with increasing indignation. “I came down to this train with a lady, who is now in it, and who can vouch for it that I brought no luggage of any kind with me. I—”