- Title Pages
- Author's Note
- Queensberry Family Trees
- Introduction: The Card
- Chapter 1 Son and Heir
- Chapter 2 The Queensberry Inheritance
- Chapter 3 The Young Gentleman
- Chapter 4 Night on a Mountain
- Chapter 5 ‘He Thought He Loved’
- Chapter 6 The Game and Sporting Lord
- Chapter 7 Original Notions
- Chapter 8 Judged by his Peers
- Chapter 9 An Undercurrent of Eccentricity
- Chapter 10 Full of Woes
- Chapter 11 Four Sons and a Daughter
- Chapter 12 The Antipathy of Similars
- Chapter 13 A Serious Slight
- Chapter 14 Wounded Feelings
- Chapter 15 Catastrophe
- Chapter 16 A Family Divided
- Chapter 17 The Peer and the Poet
- Chapter 18 In the Dock
- Chapter 19 The Price of Victory
- Chapter 20 ‘Where Stars shall ever shed their Light’
Night on a Mountain
Night on a Mountain
- (p.42) Chapter 4 Night on a Mountain
- The Marquess of Queensberry
- Yale University Press
This chapter describes Queensberry's experience of mountain scrambling. At Cambridge, Queensberry formed a close friendship that was, for a time, to supply a much-needed focus to his life. His twenty-first birthday was to shape the rest of his life, but in a way that no one could have anticipated. Queensberry was never to write about his journey, which must have been two to three days of grief and frustration. When he learned that Francis had still not been found, all hope vanished. Queensberry offered a large sum of money to anyone who could recover the body and, despite having no experience in mountaineering, decided to join the search party due to go out on the following day.
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