The_Hearts_Secret-or fortune of a soldier-BY LIEUTENANT MURRAY.

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Unformatted text preview: The Heart's Secret The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Heart's Secret, by Maturin Murray #4 in our series by Maturin Murray Copyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributing this or any other Project Gutenberg eBook. This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this Project Gutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do not change or edit the header without written permission. Please read the "legal small print," and other information about the eBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file. Included is important information about your specific rights and restrictions in how the file may be used. You can also find out about how to make a donation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved. **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: The Heart's Secret The Fortunes of a Soldier, A Story of Love and the Low Latitudes Author: Maturin Murray Release Date: January, 2004 [EBook #4957] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was first posted on April 4, 2002] Edition: 10 The Heart's Secret 1 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE HEART'S SECRET *** This eBook was edited by Charles Aldarondo (www.aldarondo.net). THE HEART'S SECRET: OR, THE FORTUNES OF A SOLDIER. BY LIEUTENANT MURRAY. BOSTON: 1852. PUBLISHER'S NOTE.--The following Novellette was originally published in the PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, and is but a specimen of the many deeply entertaining Tales, and gems of literary merit, which grace the columns of that elegant and highly popular journal. The COMPANION embodies a corps of contributors of rare literary excellence, and is regarded as the ne plus ultra, by its scores of thousands of readers. PREFACE. THE locale of the following story is that gem of the American Archipelago; the Island of Cuba, whose lone star, now merged in the sea, is destined yet to sparkle in liberty's hemisphere, and radiate the light of republicanism. Poetry cannot outdo the fairy-like loveliness of this tropical clime, and only those who have partaken of the aromatic sweetness of its fields and shores can fully realize the delight that may be shared in these low latitudes. A brief residence upon the island afforded the author the subject-matter for The Heart's Secret 2 the following pages, and he has been assiduous in his efforts to adhere strictly to geographical facts and the truthful belongings of the island. Trusting that this may prove equally popular with the author's other numerous tales and novelettes, he has the pleasure of signing himself, Very cordially, THE PUBLIC's HUMBLE SERVANT....
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