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The Hindered Hand

or, The Reign of the Repressionist

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,987 / 222 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 823
Added to site: 2008.02.12 20029

A novel depicting the tragedy of miscegenation and the horrors of lynching.

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ro passengers. The justness of Ensal's request, his unostentatious, manly bearing had the desired effect. The two men quietly turned about and left the car.

The porter who had been standing during this little scene now sat down, opened the note and read as follows:

"MR. PORTER: When this train is within a fifteen minutes' run of Almaville please pass through this coach and so announce. Then stand on the platform leading from this coach to the coach in which the Negroes have their section.


The first part of this request the porter concluded to comply with, but he registered all sorts of vows to the effect that he would never be found waiting on any platform for any white girl. He murmered to himself.

"My young lady, you may sign yourself, 'From the girl that looked at you;' but with all due respect my signature is 'The boy that wasn't there.'"

Again he looked out of the window at the same sombre trees and into the gloom of their shad



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