National Geographic : 1919 Sep
"He Wanted the Woman I Love!" "I heard a shot-I saw him run-and then I saw her fall-the woman I loved. My leg was broken and my gun was gone! I had only one thought-his strange, astounding plots must be revenged-he must die for a coward at my hand! He had the courage of a lion and the cunning of a rat. He came running toward me when, suddenly-I-" But the story is too thrilling-too fascinating, as he tells it, for us to spoil it for you here-for it is told by the man who knows how to make a story the most breathless thing in the world-Robert Louis Stevenson. Wild, bleak cliffs of Scotland-raging stormy seas-England-America-in teresting, mysterious South Sea Island! They are all caught in his pages. All over the world he takes you with the splendid magic of his pen! But he loved the South Sea Islands best-and, better than any other writer, he knows their glowing, passionate stories. Out of the dull everydayness of life he lures you, breathless, into his tales of fights, wild schemings, mutinies, plots, shipwrecks, duels-into the place we all of us love best, the land of irresistible Romance. And it was America who first discovered him-America who proclaimed him! That was be cause his spirit was the kind to thrill every true American-because he has put that spirit into his books, because they fascinate the gentlest woman and the bravest man alike, and today Americans love him best of all. They read him more than they ever did before. Robet STEVENSON At Last-The Thistle Edition 25 Volumes-At Less Than Half Price Adventure-Humor-Mystery-Historical Romance-Essays-Poems. Also Stevenson's Letters. 80 Illustrations. / For years the lovers of beautiful books have looked with longing eyes at the famous / Thistle Edition, and wished they could call it their own. / N.G But the Thistle Edition was so costly to launch that the price was beyond the reach / 9-19 of most people. But now, at last, we have welcome news for the big world of Steven son lovers. You can have the Thistle Edition containing all of Stevenson's works / Charles in 25 volumes-at less than half price. The great original outlay for plates has largely been worked off in the earlier sale, and the Stevenson heirs have / Scribner'sSons, generously reduced their royalties. / 597 Fifth Avenue, Never Again at this Price / end ewYork In all the history of this housewe have never been able to make you / paid, complete set of such an offer. We are delighted to do it because the Thistle Edition / ROBERT LOUIS STEVEN has been one of our special sources of pride. SON'S Thistle Edition in 25 For months these books have been in preparation, so that the / volumes, bound in attractive red paper for them was bought when prices were lower than they / cloth, with gilt lettering. If the books are ever likely to be again. are not satisfactory, I will return them This price is made for the present edition and we cannot / within 5 days at your expense. Otherwise agree to continue it. The price of binding alone makes it / I will send you $1 at once and $2 a month impossible-to say nothing of the high price of paper. for 14 months. Send the coupon now. This is the only edition that /. will be sold at this low price. Don't wait and pay / more. Act now and save money. SEND THE / Name____--------------- COUPON TODAY. CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS / Address...- -- - 597 Fifth Avenue New York / Occupation............ .................... "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"