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The Hoyden

The Hoyden

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Hoyden, by Mrs. Hungerford

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Title: The Hoyden

Author: Mrs. Hungerford

Release Date: June 26, 2005 [EBook #16137]

Language: English

*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE HOYDEN ***

Produced by Daniel Fromont <[email protected]> April 2005 2005 is the 150th anniversary of Mrs. Hungerford's birthday.

Mrs. Hungerford (Margaret Wolfe Hamilton) (1855?-1897)

The Hoyden (1894)
Tauchnitz edition

The Hoyden reviewed in the Scotsman :

"A clever, sprightly story… Fresh, sunshiny, and delightful"

COLLECTION

OF
BRITISH AUTHORS

TAUCHNITZ EDITION.

VOL. 2956.

THE HOYDEN. BY MRS. HUNGERFORD.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

TAUCHNITZ EDITION.

By the same Author.

MOLLY BAWN 2 vols.

MRS. GEOFFREY 2 vols.

FAITH AND UNFAITH 2 vols.

PORTIA 2 vols.

LOYS, LORD BERRESFORD, ETC. 1 vol.

HER FIRST APPEARANCE, ETC. 1 vol.

PHYLLIS 2 vols.

ROSSMOYNE 2 vols.

DORIS 2 vols.

A MAIDEN ALL FORLORN, ETC. 1 vol.

A PASSIVE CRIME, ETC. 1 vol.

GREEN PLEASURE AND GREY GRIEF 2 vols.

A MENTAL STRUGGLE 2 vols.

HER WEEK'S AMUSEMENT, ETC. 1 vol.

LADY BRANKSMERE 2 vols.

LADY VALWORTH'S DIAMONDS 1 vol.

A MODERN CIRCE 2 vols.

MARVEL 2 vols.

THE HON. MRS. VEREKER 1 vol.

UNDER-CURRENTS 2 vols.

IN DURANCE VILE, ETC. 1 vol.

A TROUBLESOME GIRL, ETC. 1 vol.

A LIFE'S REMORSE 2 vols.

A BORN COQUETTE 2 vols.

THE DUCHESS 1 vol.

LADY VERNER'S FLIGHT 1 vol.

A CONQUERING HEROINE, ETC. 1 vol.

NORA CREINA 2 vols.

A MAD PRANK, ETC. 1 vol.

THE HOYDEN

A NOVEL

BY MRS. HUNGERFORD

AUTHOR OF

"MOLLY BAWN," "PHYLLIS," "A CONQUERING HEROINE,"
ETC. ETC.

COPYRIGHT EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LEIPZIG

BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ

1894.

CONTENTS

OF VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I.

How Diamond cut Diamond, and how the Sparks flew

CHAPTER II.

How Margaret pleads for the little Hoyden, and with what Ill-success

CHAPTER III.

How Lady Rylton says a few Things that would have been better left unsaid. How "The Scheme" is laid before Sir Maurice, and how he refuses to have anything to do with it

CHAPTER IV.

How the Heart of Maurice grew hot within him, and how he put the
Question to the Touch, and how he neither lost nor won

CHAPTER V.

Showing how, when People do congregate together much Knowledge may be found, and how the little Hoyden has some kind Things said about her

CHAPTER VI.

How Games were played, "of Sorts"; and how Tita was much harried, but how she bore herself valiantly, and, how, not knowing of her Victories, she won all through

CHAPTER VII.

How the Argument grows higher; and how Marian loses her Temper, and how Margaret objects to the Ruin of one young Life

CHAPTER VIII.

How a Storm raged; and how, when a Man and Woman met Face to Face, the Victory—for a Wonder—went to the Man

CHAPTER IX.

How Maurice places his Life in the Hands of the Hoyden, and how she tells him many Things, and desires many Things of him

CHAPTER X.

How Maurice gives Way to Temper, and how Lady Rylton plants a Shaft or two. And how Margaret says a Word in Season, and how in return Colonel Neilson says a Word to her

CHAPTER XI.

How the last Day comes, and how some strange Words are said before the Marriage is accomplished; and how Marion Bethune scores a Point

CHAPTER XII.

How Tita comes back from her Honeymoon, and how her Husband's Mother tells her of certain Things that should have been left untold

CHAPTER XIII.

How a young and lovely Nature takes a Shock most cruelly administered. And how a Dowager takes a new Name as a direct Insult. And how Tita declines to promise anything

CHAPTER XIV.

How Tita comes to Oakdean, and is glad. And how Maurice calls to her, and she performs an Acrobatic Feat. And how a Discussion arises

CHAPTER XV.

How Tita tells of two strange Dreams, and of how they moved her. And how Maurice sets his Soul on asking a Guest to Oakdean; and how he gains his Desire

CHAPTER XVI.

How a dull Morning gives Birth to a strange Afternoon. And how
Rylton's Eyes are widened by a Friend

CHAPTER XVII.

How Tita suggests a Game of Blind Man's Buff, and what comes of it

CHAPTER XVIII.

How Tita gets a Scolding, and how she rebels and accuses Sir Maurice of Breach of Contract

CHAPTER XIX.

How Rylton's Heart condemns him. And how, as he walks, a Serpent stings him. And how he is recovered of his Wound. And how the little Rift is mended—but with too fine Thread

CHAPTER XX.

How Tita takes high Ground, and how she brings her Husband, of all
People, to her Feet

CHAPTER XXI.

How everyone goes to Lady Warbeck's Dance, and helps to make it a
Success; and how many curious Things are said and done there

CHAPTER XXII.

How Rylton asks his Wife to tread a Measure with him, and how the
Fates weave a little Mesh for Tita's pretty Feet

CHAPTER XXIII.

How Marian fights for Mastery; and how the Battle goes; and how
Chance befriends the Enemy

CHAPTER XXIV.

How Rylton makes a most

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