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By Marie Conway Oemler

1919 novel by means of Marie Conway Oemler (1879 -1932), the writer of Slippy McGee, occasionally referred to as the Butterfly guy (1917), a girl Named Smith (1919), and The red Heights (1920).

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You shall judge for yourself whether it deserved any. Freeman Hynds, riding about the plantation after his habit, was thrown from his horse and died from the injuries sustained. He recovered consciousness for a few minutes before he died; some said he never really regained it. Be that as it may, the dying man cried out, in a voice of great anguish and affliction: ‘Richard! Brother Richard! ’ He struggled to say more, and failed; looked into the concerned faces around him, with the awful look of the soul about to depart; struggled to raise himself; and fell back upon his pillow a corpse.

The weather had changed into days of deep blue skies, splendid days full of the warmth of potential power; and nights filled with fragrance, nights of fierce beauty, and the glamour of golden moons, and the thrilling melody of that feathered Israfel, the mocking-bird. Through our open windows immense moths, spirits of the summer nights, drifted in on enameled and jeweled wings and circled in a fire-worshiping dance around our light. Those were wonderful days. For that was a house of surprises, a house full of laid-by things.

Polycarp’s Church, from whom Mrs. Scarlett sought to recover three paintings—”Faith,” “Hope,” and “Charity”—which her father had commissioned a visiting artist to paint, and had then presented to St. ” They did hang in the church for a century. Then, when the Ladies’ Missionary Society was helping “do over” the parsonage, a faded Faith, a dulled Hope, and a fly-specked Charity were transported 33 A Woman Named Smith thither. Whereupon suit was immediately brought by the donor’s daughter, who averred that the church had lost all right and title to the paintings by an action directly contrary to her father’s will, and insisted that they should be turned over to herself as sole heiress.

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