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Hugh Walpole
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**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla
Electronic Texts**
**eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By
Computers, Since 1971**
*****These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands
of Volunteers!*****
Title: FortitudeAuthor: Hugh Walpole
Release Date: April, 2005 [EBook #7887] [This file
was first posted on May 31, 2003]
Edition: 10
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO Latin-1
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK, FORTITUDE ***
The Distributed Proofreading Team
FORTITUDE
by
Hugh Walpole
To
Charles MaudeThe best of friends and the most honest of criticsCONTENTS
BOOK I: SCAW HOUSE
I INTRODUCTION TO COURAGE
II HOW THE WESTCOTT FAMILY SAT UP FOR
PETER
III OF THE DARK SHOP OF ZACHARY TAN, AND
OF THE DECISIONS THAT THE PEOPLE IN
SCAW HOUSE CAME TO CONCERNING PETER
IV IN WHICH "DAWSON'S," AS THE GATE OF
LIFE, IS PROVED A DISAPPOINTMENT
V DAWSON'S, THE GATE INTO HELL
VI A LOOKING-GLASS, A SILVER MATCH-BOX,
A GLASS OF WHISKY, AND VOX POPULI
VII PRIDE OF LIFE
VIII PETER AND HIS MOTHER
IX THE THREE WESTCOTTSX SUNLIGHT, LIMELIGHT, DAYLIGHT
XI ALL KINDS OF FOG IN THE CHARING
CROSS ROAD
XII BROCKETT'S: ITS CHARACTERS AND
ESPECIALLY MRS. BROCKETT
BOOK II: THE BOOKSHOP
I "REUBEN HALLARD"
II THE MAN ON THE LION
III ROYAL PERSONAGES ARE COMING
IV A LITTLE DUST
V A NARROW STREET
VI THE WORLD AND BUCKET LANE
VII DEVIL'S MARCH
VIII STEPHEN'S CHAPTER
BOOK III: THE ROUNDABOUTI NO. 72, CHEYNE WALK
II A CHAPTER ABOUT SUCCESS: HOW TO WIN
IT, HOW TO KEEP IT—WITH A NOTE AT THE
END FROM HENRY GALLEON
III THE ENCOUNTER
IV THE ROUNDABOUT
V THE IN-BETWEENS
VI BIRTH OF THE HEIR
VII DECLARATION OF HAPPINESS
VIII BLINDS DOWN
IX WILD MEN
X ROCKING THE ROUNDABOUT
XI WHY?
XII A WOMAN CALLED ROSE BENNETT
XIII "MORTIMER STANT"XIV PETER BUYS A PRESENT
XV MR. WESTCOTT SENIOR CALLS
CHECKMATE
BOOK IV: SCAW HOUSE
I THE SEA
II SCAW HOUSE
III NORAH MONOGUE
IV THE GREY HILLBOOK I
SCAW HOUSECHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION TO COURAGE
I
"'Tisn't life that matters! 'Tis the courage you bring
to it" … this from old Frosted Moses in the warm
corner by the door. There might have been an
answer, but Dicky Tasset, the Town Idiot, filled in
the pause with the tale that he was telling Mother
Figgis. "And I ran—a mile or more with the stars
dotted all over the ground for yer pickin', as yer
might say…."
A little boy, Peter Westcott, heard what old Frosted
Moses had said, and turned it over in his mind. He
was twelve years old, was short and thick-necked,
and just now looked very small because he was
perched on so high a chair. It was one of the four
ancient chairs that Sam Figgis always kept in the
great kitchen behind the taproom. He kept them
there partly because they were so very old and
partly because they fell in so pleasantly with the
ancient colour and strength of the black smoky
rafters. The four ancient chairs were carved up the
legs with faces and arms and strange crawling
animals and their backs were twisted into the
oddest shapes and were uncomfortable to lean
against, but Peter Westcott sat up very straight
with his little legs dangling in front of him and his