The Trees of Pride

G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Three trees, known as the Peacock trees, are blamed by the peasants for the fever that has killed many. Squire Vane scoffs at this legend as superstition. To prove them wrong, once and for all, he takes a bet to spend the night in the trees. In the morning he has vanished. Is he dead, and if so who has killed him? The poet? The lawyer? The woodsman? The trees? (Summary by Maria Therese)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - The Tale of the Peacock Trees Maria Therese
Play 02 2 - The Wager of Squire Vane Maria Therese
Play 03 3 - The Mystery of the Well Maria Therese
Play 04 4 - The Chase After the Truth Maria Therese