Jan of the Windmill A Story of the Plains

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***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK JAN OF THE WINDMILL***
            This eBook was produced by Les Bowler.

           

 

            Even the sandy kitten was neglected, or got a rap on its nose with the slate-pencil, when to toy with the moving point had been too great a temptation to be resisted

 

 JAN OF THE WINDMILL.

           A Story of the Plains.

 

           BY THE LATE

 

            JULIANA HORATIA EWING.

 

            AUTHOR OF “SIX TO SIXTEEN;” “FLAT IRON FOR A FARTHING;”
 “MRS. OVERTHEWAY’S REMEMBRANCES,” ETC.

 

           WITH ELEVEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY
 MRS. W. ALLINGHAM
 (HELEN PATERSON).

 

           FIFTH EDITION

 

           LONDON:
 GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET,
 COVENT GARDEN.
 1890.

 

           Dedicated
 TO MY DEAR SISTER
 MARGARET.

 

            J. H. E.

 

  CONTENTS.

 

 

           

            PAGE

 

            CHAPTER I.

 

            THE WINDMILLER’S WIFE.—STRANGERS.—TEN SHILLINGS A WEEK.—THE LITTLE JAN.

            1

 

            CHAPTER II.

 

            THE MILLER’S CALCULATIONS.—HIS HOPES AND FEARS.—THE NURSE-BOY.—CALM.

            14

 

            CHAPTER III.

 

            THE WINDMILLER’S WORDS COME TRUE.—THE RED SHAWL.—IN THE CLOUDS.—NURSING V. PIG-MINDING.—THE ROUND-HOUSE.—THE MILLER’S THUMB.

            20

 

            CHAPTER IV.

 

            BLACK AS SLANS.—VAIR AND VOOLISH.—THE MILLER AND HIS MAN.

            27

 

            CHAPTER V.

 

            THE POCKET-BOOK AND THE FAMILY BIBLE.—FIVE POUNDS’ REWARD.

            33

 

            CHAPTER VI.

 

            GEORGE GOES COURTING.—GEORGE AS AN ENEMY.—GEORGE AS A FRIEND.—ABEL PLAYS SCHOOLMASTER.—THE LOVE-LETTER.—MOERDYK.—THE MILLER-MOTH.—AN ANCIENT DITTY.

            38

 

            CHAPTER VII.

 

            ABEL GOES TO SCHOOL AGAIN.—DAME DATCHETT.—A COLUMN OF SPELLING.—ABEL PLAYS MOOCHER.—THE MILLER’S MAN CANNOT MAKE UP HIS MIND.

            49

 

            CHAPTER VIII.

 

            VISITORS AT THE MILL.—A WINDMILLER OF THE THIRD GENERATION.—CURE FOR WHOOPING-COUGH.—MISS AMABEL ADELINE AMMABY.—DOCTORS DISAGREE.

            54

 

            CHAPTER IX.

 

            GENTRY BORN.—LEARNING LOST.—JAN’S BEDFELLOW.—AMABEL.

            63

 

            CHAPTER X.

 

            ABEL AT HOME.—JAN OBJECTS TO THE MILLER’S MAN.—THE ALPHABET.—THE CHEAP JACK.—“PITCHERS”.

            66

 

            CHAPTER XI.

 

            SCARECROWS AND MEN.—JAN REFUSES TO “MAKE GEARGE.”—UNCANNY.—“JAN’S OFF.”—THE MOON AND THE CLOUDS.

            77

 

            CHAPTER XII.

 

            THE WHITE HORSE.—COMROGUES.—MOERDYK.—GEORGE CONFIDES IN THE CHEAP JACK—WITH RESERVATION.

            84

 

            CHAPTER XIII.

 

            GEORGE AS A MONEYED MAN.—SAL.—THE “WHITE HORSE.”—THE WEDDING.—THE WINDMILLER’S WIFE FORGETS, AND REMEMBERS TOO LATE.

            91

 

            CHAPTER XIV.

 

            SUBLUNARY ART.—JAN GOES TO SCHOOL.—DAME DATCHETT AT HOME.—JAN’S FIRST SCHOOL SCRAPE.—JAN DEFENDS HIMSELF.

            98

 

            CHAPTER XV.

 

            WILLUM GIVES JAN SOME ADVICE.—THE CLOCK FACE.—THE HORNET AND THE DAME.—JAN DRAWS PIGS.—JAN AND HIS PATRONS.—KITTY CHUTER.—THE FIGHT.—MASTER CHUTER’S PREDICTION.

            104

 

            CHAPTER XVI.

 

            THE MOP.—THE SHOP.—WHAT THE CHEAP JACK’S WIFE HAD TO TELL.—WHAT GEORGE WITHHELD.

            118

 

            CHAPTER XVII.

 

            THE MILLER’S MAN AT THE MOP.—A LIVELY COMPANION.—SAL LOSES HER PURSE.—THE RECRUITING SERGEANT.—THE POCKET-BOOK TWICE STOLEN.—GEORGE IN THE KING’S ARMS.—GEORGE IN THE KING’S SERVICE.—THE LETTER CHANGES HANDS, BUT KEEPS ITS SECRET.

            127

 

            CHAPTER XVIII.

 

            MIDSUMMER HOLIDAYS.—CHILD FANCIES.—JAN AND THE PIG-MINDER.—MASTER SALTER AT HOME.—JAN HIRES HIMSELF OUT.

            137

 

            CHAPTER XIX.

 

            THE BLUE COAT.—PIG-MINDING AND TREE-STUDYING.—LEAF-PAINTINGS.—A STRANGER.—MASTER SWIFT IS DISAPPOINTED.

            143

 

            CHAPTER XX.

 

            SQUIRE AMMABY AND HIS DAUGHTER.—THE CHEAP JACK DOES BUSINESS ONCE MORE.—THE WHITE HORSE CHANGES MASTERS.

            154

 

            CHAPTER XXI.

 

            MASTER SWIFT AT HOME.—RUFUS.—THE EX-PIG-MINDER.—JAN AND THE SCHOOLMASTER.

            161

 

            CHAPTER XXII.

 

            THE PARISH CHURCH.—REMBRANDT.—THE SNOW SCENE.—MASTER SWIFT’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

            168

 

            CHAPTER XXIII.

 

            THE WHITE HORSE IN CLOVER.—AMABEL AND HER GUARDIANS.—AMABEL IN THE WOOD.—BOGY.

            179

 

            CHAPTER XXIV.

 

            THE PAINT-BOX.—MASTER LINSEED’S SHOP.—THE NEW SIGN-BOARD.—MASTER SWIFT AS WILL SCARLET.

            188

 

            CHAPTER XXV.

 

            SANITARY INSPECTORS.—THE PESTILENCE.—THE PARSON.—THE DOCTOR.—THE SQUIRE AND THE SCHOOLMASTER.—DESOLATION AT THE WINDMILL.—THE SECOND ADVENT.

            195

 

            CHAPTER XXVI.

 

            THE BEASTS OF THE VILLAGE.—ABEL SICKENS.—THE GOOD SHEPHERD.—RUFUS PLAYS THE PHILANTHROPIST.—MASTER SWIFT SEES THE SUN RISE.—THE DEATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS.

            204

 

            CHAPTER XXVII.

 

            JAN HAS THE FEVER.—CONVALESCENCE IN MASTER SWIFT’S COTTAGE.—THE SQUIRE ON DEMORALIZATION.

            211

 

            CHAPTER XXVIII.

 

            MR. FORD’S CLIENT.—THE HISTORY OF JAN’S FATHER.—AMABEL AND BOGY THE SECOND.

            217

 

            CHAPTER XXIX.

 

            JAN FULFILS ABEL’S CHARGE.—SON OF THE MILL.—THE LARGE-MOUTHED WOMAN.

            230

 

            CHAPTER XXX.

 

            JAN’S PROSPECTS, AND MASTER SWIFT’S PLANS.—TEA AND MILTON.—NEW PARENTS.—PARTING WITH RUFUS.—JAN IS KIDNAPPED.

            238

 

            CHAPTER XXXI.

 

            SCREEVING.—AN OLD SONG.—MR. FORD’S CLIENT.—THE PENNY GAFF.—JAN RUNS AWAY.

            246

 

            CHAPTER XXXII.

 

            THE BAKER.—ON AND ON.—THE CHURCH BELL.—A DIGRESSION.—A FAMILIAR HYMN.—THE BOYS’ HOME.

            253

 

            CHAPTER XXXIII.

 

            THE BUSINESS MAN AND THE PAINTER.—PICTURES AND POT BOILERS.—CIMABUE AND GIOTTO.—THE SALMON-COLORED OMNIBUS.

            261

 

            CHAPTER XXXIV.

 

            A CHOICE OF VOCATIONS.—RECREATION HOUR.—THE BOW-LEGGED BOY.—DRAWING BY HEART.—GIOTTO.

            265

 

            CHAPTER XXXV.

 

            “WITHOUT CHARACTER?”—THE WIDOW.—THE BOW-LEGGED BOY TAKES SERVICE.—STUDIOS AND PAINTERS.

            270

 

            CHAPTER XXXVI.

 

            THE MILLER’S LETTER.—A NEW POT BOILER SOLD.

            277

 

            CHAPTER XXXVII.

 

            SUNSHINE AFTER STORM.

            282

 

            CHAPTER XXXVIII.

 

            A PAINTER’S EDUCATION.—MASTER CHUTER’S PORT.—A FAREWELL FEAST.—THE SLEEP OF THE JUST.

            286

 

            CHAPTER XXXIX.

 

            GEORGE AGAIN.—THE PAINTER’S ADVICE.—“HOME-BREWED” AT THE HEART OF OAK.—JAN CHANGES THE PAINTER’S MIND.

            294

 

            CHAPTER XL.

 

            D’ARCY SEES BOGY.—THE ACADEMY.—THE PAINTER’S PICTURE.

            300

 

            CHAPTER XLI.

 

            THE DETECTIVE.—THE “JOOK”.—JAN STANDS BY HIS MOTHER’S GRAVE.—HIS AFTER HISTORY.

            303

 

            CHAPTER XLII.

 

            CONCLUSION.

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