To my old friend
Professor William K. Burton, of the imperial university, Tokyo, who first encouraged me, years ago, to proceed with this little story, I desire affectionately to dedicate it.
I cannot let this small romance go to press without prefacing it with a word of cordial thanks to Mr. P. G. Houlgrave, of 28, Millman Street, Bedford Row. To this gentleman I owe the accuracy of my African chapters, and I am much indebted to him for the copious details with which he furnished me.
A. CONAN DOYLE.
I. Mr. John Harston Keeps An Appointment.
II. Charity A La Mode.
III. Thomas Gilray Makes An Investment.
IV. Captain Hamilton Miggs of The “Black Eagle”.
V. Modern Athenians.
VI. A Rectorial Election.
VII. England Versus Scotland.
VIII. A First Professional.
IX. A Nasty Cropper.
X. Dwellers in Bohemia.
XI. Senior and Junior.
XII. A Corner in Diamonds.
XIII. Shadow and Light.
XIV. A Slight Misunderstanding
XV. An Addition to the House.
XVI. The First Step.
XVII. The Land of Diamonds.
XVIII. Major Tobias Clutterbuck Comes In For A Thousand Pounds.
XIX. News from the Urals.
XX. Mr. Hector O’flaherty Finds Something In The Paper.
XXI. An Unexpected Blow.
XXII. Robbers and Robbed.
XXIII. A Momentous Resolution.
XXIV. A Dangerous Promise.
XXV. A Change Of Front.
XXVI. Breaking Ground.
XXVII. Mrs. Scully Of Morrison’s.
XXVIII. Back in Bohemia.
XXIX. The Great Dance at Morrison’s.
XXX. At The “Cock and Cowslip”.
XXXI. A Crisis at Eccleston Square.
XXXII. A Conversation in The Eccleston Square Library.
XXXIII. The Journey to the Priory.
XXXIV. The Man with the Camp-Stool.
XXXV. A Talk on the Lawn.
XXXVI. The Incident of the Corridor.
XXXVII. A Chase and A Brawl.
XXXVIII. Girdlestone Sends for the Doctor.
XXXIX. A Gleam of Light.
XL. The Major Has a Letter.
XLI. The Clouds Grow Darker.
XLII. The Three Faces at the Window.
XLIII. The Bait on the Hook.
XLIV. The Shadow of Death.
XLV. The Invasion Of Hampshire.
XLVI. A Midnight Cruise.
XLVII. Law and Order.
XLVIII. Captain Hamilton Miggs sees a Vision.
XLIX. A Voyage in a Coffin Ship.
L. Winds up the Thread and ties Two Knots at the End.