“The character of the selfish, morbid, cynical hero, and his gradual transformation under the influence of the sweet and high-spirited heroine, are portrayed with a masculine firmness, which is near akin to power, and some of the conversations are animated and admirable.” — Atlantic Monthly
“The most able story that we have had from the pen of Mr. Roe. It is also the best of the so-called religious novels published of late.” — The Christian Union.
On This Page
1. A Hero, But Not Heroic
2. Opening A Chestnut Burr
3. Morbid Brooding
4. How Miss Walton Managed People
5. Was It An Accident?
6. Unexpected Chestnut Burrs
7. A Conspiracy
9. Miss Walton Recommends A Hobby
10. A Plot Against Miss Walton
11. A Drinking Song At A Prayer Meeting
12. Foiled In One Direction
13. Interpreting Chestnut Burrs
14. “A Well-Meanin’ Man”
15. Miss Walton’s Dream
16. An Accident In The Mountains
17. “Promise Or Die”
18. In The Depths
19. Miss Walton Made Of Different Clay From Others
20. Miss Walton Made Of Ordinary Clay
21. Passion And Penitence
22. Not A Heroine, But A Woman
23. Gregory’s Final Conclusion In Regard To Miss Walton
24. “The Worm-Infested Chestnut”—Gregory Tells The Worst
25. The Old Home In Danger—Gregory Retrieves Himself
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Lutheran Library edition first published: 2019-08-08