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The Dynamiter

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: The Dynamiter  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Stevenson And Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson, R. L. (n.d.). The Dynamiter. Retrieved from http://netlibrary.net/


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TO MESSRS. COLE AND COX, POLICE OFFICERS: Gentlemen,—In the volume now in your hands, the authors have touched upon that ugly devil of crime, with which it is your glory to have contended. It were a waste of ink to do so in a serious spirit. Let us dedicate our horror to acts of a more mingled strain, where crime preserves some features of nobility, and where reason and humanity can still relish the temptation. Horror, in this case, is due to Mr. Parnell: he sits before posterity silent, Mr. Forster's appeal echoing down the ages. Horror is due to ourselves, in that we have so long coquetted with political crime; not seriously weighing, not acutely following it from cause to consequence; but with a generous, unfounded heat of sentiment, like the schoolboy with the penny tale, applauding what was specious. When it touched ourselves (truly in a vile shape), we proved false to the imaginations; discovered, in a clap, that crime was no less cruel and no less ugly under sounding names; and recoiled from our false deities.

Table of Contents
· TO MESSRS. COLE AND COX, POLICE OFFICERS · A NOTE FOR THE READER · PROLOGUE OF THE CIGAR DIVAN · CHALLONER'S ADVENTURE: THE SQUIRE OF DAMES · STORY OF THE DESTROYING ANGEL · THE SQUIRE OF DAMES (Concluded) · SOMERSET'S ADVENTURE: THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION · NARRATIVE OF THE SPIRITED OLD LADY · THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION (Continued). · ZERO'S TALE OF THE EXPLOSIVE BOMB. {4} · THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION (Continued) · DESBOROUGH'S ADVENTURE: THE BROWN BOX · STORY OF THE FAIR CUBAN · THE BROWN BOX (Concluded) · THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION (Concluded) · EPILOGUE OF THE CIGAR DIVAN · Footnotes:

 

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