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The Southerner

A Romance of the Real Lincoln

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Author: Thomas Dixon
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 136,674 / 399 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 482
Added to site: 2006.08.29 14285

A lifelike character study of Lincoln, "the first southern-born president," giving in the prologue a touching picture of the boy and his mother, and glorifying the man by blackening the characters of almost all his associates. A slight love story holds the disjointed scenes together.

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he nearest cabin, and her soul rose in fierce rebellion at her loneliness. It was easy for a man who loved the woods, the fields and running waters, this life, but for the woman who must wait and long and eat her heart out alone--she vowed anew that she would not endure it. By the sheer pull of her will she would lift this man from his drifting life and make him take his place in the real battle of the world. If her new baby were only a boy, he could help her and she would win. Again she stood dreaming of the vision she had seen at dawn.

The dark young face suddenly went white and her hand gripped the facing of the door.

She waited half doubting, half amused at her fears. It was only the twinge of a muscle perhaps. She smiled at her sudden panic. The thought had scarcely formed before she blanched the second time and the firm lips came together with sudden energy as she glanced at the child playing on the rug at her feet.

She seized the horn that hung beside the door and blew the pioneer'



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