A Leap in the Dark

While trying to unravel the mysterious hauntings occurring at her her ancestral home, Ora Orkney endeavors to shield her young protégée’s clandestine marriage from the world’s prying eyes.

Written by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819–1899) and copyright 1881, 1889, 1893 by Robert Bonner’s Sons.

Transcribed and edited by Jeffrey Merrow from the A. L. Burt printed edition. 32 chapters. 314 pages. 75,000 words.

A Leap In The Dark
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I. – A Mad Act.
II. – A Retrospect.
III. – Agnes Belvidera.
IV. – The Secret Out.
V. – Ora’s Plan.
VI. – A Bombshell at the Breakfast Table.
VII. – Ora’s Trial.
VIII. – A New Life.
IX. – Strange Events at the Convent.
X. – Within the Cloud.
XI. – Father Muller.
XII. – The Little Pilgrim.
XIII. – Father Muller’s Plan.
XIV. – What Bevvie Saw.
XV. – Ora’s Great Surprise.
XVI. – A Labor of Love.
XVII. – Welcoming.
XVIII. – Among Old Haunts.
XIX. – Hall-in-Umbra.
XX. – A Mysterious Presence.
XXI. – A Mysterious Presence. (continued)
XXII. – The Morning.
XXIII. – Ora’s Night Adventure in the Haunted Room.
XXIV. – A Visitor.
XXV. – The Destroyed Register.
XXVI. – A Mysterious Disappearance.
XXVII. – Another Mysterious Visitor.
XXVIII. – A Bouquet of Beauties.
XXIX. – A Night Alarm.
XXX. – Investigating the Mystery.
XXXI. – A Surprise for Mr. Goodwin.
XXXII. – Lying in Wait.