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UNDER THE ANDES
I. THE SWEETHEART OF A KING.
II. BEGINNING THE DANCE.
III. A MODERN MARANA.
V. THE CAVE OF THE DEVIL.
VII. THE FIGHT IN THE DARK.
VIII. THE DANCE OF THE SUN.
IX. BEFORE THE COURT.
X. THE VERDICT.
XI. A ROYAL VISITOR.
XII. AT THE DOOR.
XIII. INTO THE WHIRLPOOL.
XIV. A FISHING PARTY.
XV. THE RESCUE.
XVI. THE ESCAPE.
XVII. THE EYES IN THE DARK.
XVIII. A VICTORY AND A CONVERSATION.
XX. AN INCA SPEAR.
XXI. THE MIDST OF THE ENEMY.
XXII. THE BEGINNING OF THE END.
XXIII. WE ARE TWO.
THE SWEETHEART OF A KING.
The scene was not exactly new to me. Moved by the spirit of adventure,
or by an access of ennui which overtakes me at times, I had several
times visited the gaudy establishment of Mercer, on the fashionable
side of Fifth Avenue in the Fifties. In either case I had found
disappointment; where the stake is a matter of indifference there can
be no excitement; and besides, I had been always in luck.
But on this occasion I had a real purpose before me, though not an
important one, and I surrendered my hat and coat to the servant at the
door with a feeling of satisfaction.
At the entrance to the main room I met Bob Garforth, leaving. There
was a scowl on his face and his hand trembled as he held it forth to
"Harry is inside. What a rotten hole," said he, and passed on. I
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