Miss Bertha and the Yankee
- United States
More informationOriginally published as 'The Duel in Herne Wood' in The Spirit of the Times, 22 December 1877.
Captain Stanwick and Lionel Varleigh are old friends but after falling out over their attentions to Bertha Laroche fight an illegal duel in Herne Wood. Stanwick wrongly thinks he has killed Varleigh and goes mad, killing himself with a razor, when his supposed victim returns like an apparition from the dead. Varleigh is acquitted of murder and marries Bertha.