Violet Haynes and Hadassah Todd are prepared for a grand party at Riverview, the stately home of Judge Humphreys, to hail the return of his two collegiate sons, Shelby and Maxwell. But Shelby Humphreys alone returns home, bearing with him grave news of his younger brother.
Written in 1872 by the Mrs. Mary Virginia (Hawes) Terhune, a.k.a Marion Harland, (1830 – 1922), author of “Alone,” “Moss Side,” “Nemesis,” and other novels.
Transcribed and edited by Jeffrey Merrow from the 1872, New York edition.
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