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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Plum Tree, by David Graham Phillips This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Plum Tree Author: David Graham Phillips Illustrator: E. M. Ashe Release Date: January 25, 2007 [EBook #20449] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE PLUM TREE *** Produced by Roger Frank and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net [Illustration: SHE WAS AT THE STATION IN HER PHAETON TO MEET ME] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- THE PLUM TREE By DAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS Author of The Cost, Golden Fleece, Etc. Illustrated By E. M. ASHE NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 1905 The Bobbs-Merrill Company March ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I. HOW IT ALL BEGAN 1 II. AT THE COURT OF A SOVEREIGN 17 III. SAYLER "DRAWS THE LINE" 33 IV. THE SCHOOL OF LIFE-AS-IT-IS 44 V. A GOOD MAN AND HIS WOES 68 VI. MISS RAMSAY REVOLTS 78 VII. BYGONES 96 VIII. A CALL FROM "THE PARTY" 107 IX. TO THE SEATS OF THE MIGHTY 123 X. THE FACE IN THE CROWD 136 XI. BURBANK 144 XII. BURBANK FIRES THE POPULAR HEART 163 XIII. ROEBUCK & CO. PASS UNDER THE YOKE 168 XIV. A "BOOM-FACTORY" 177 XV. MUTINY 193 XVI. A VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE 199 XVII. SCARBOROUGH 209 XVIII. A DANGEROUS PAUSE 221 XIX. DAVID SENT OUT AGAINST GOLIATH 224
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