Estelle, Chapter 1 - Kentucky


Portion of a book cover from 1899 with the word 'poetry' and a decorative flourish.
Mme. Truenell was married when 16 years old to Luke Van Arsdale, a respectable Kentuckian. She was described then as 'a radiantly beautiful girl.' She soon went wrong and became an adventuress.
- The Kansas City Star, 23 August 1896.


Estelle's story begins.



Next: Chapter Two - 1334 Wabash Ave.