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The Long Roll

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Author: Mary Johnston
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 262,173 / 754 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,018
Added to site: 2007.07.14 17630

The first of two books dealingwith the war between the States.

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n such guarantees, to adopt in concert with the other Southern States, OR ALONE, such measures as may seem most expedient to protect the rights and ensure the safety of the people of Virginia.

The reader made an end, and stood with dignity. Silence, then a beginning of sound, like the beginning of wind in the forest. It grew, it became deep and surrounding as the atmosphere, it increased into the general voice of the county, and the voice passed the Botetourt Resolutions.



On the court house portico sat the prominent men of the county, lawyers and planters, men of name and place, moulders of thought and leaders in action. Out of these came the speakers. One by one, they stepped into the clear space between the pillars. Such a man was cool and weighty, such a man was impassioned and persuasive. Now the tense crowd listened, hardly breathing, now it broke into wild applause. The speakers



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