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The Missing Bride by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
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THE MISSING BRIDE

A Novel

by

MRS. E. D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH

Author of _Self-Raised_, _Ishmael_, _Retribution_, _The Bridal Eve_,
_The Bride's Fate_, _Mother-in-Law_, _The Haunted Homestead_, _The
Bride's Dowry_, _Victor's Triumph_, _A Fortune Seeker_, etc.







CHAPTER I.

LUCKENOUGH.


Deep in the primeval forest of St. Mary's, lying between the Patuxent
and the Wicomico Rivers, stands the ancient manor house of Luckenough.

The traditions of the neighborhood assert the origin of the manor and
its quaint, happy and not unmusical name to have been--briefly this:

That the founder of Luckenough was Alexander Kalouga, a Polish soldier