The Christmas Peace

Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,958 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,124
Added to site: 2007.11.17
mnybks.net#: 19072
Genre: Short Story
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ith his sentence unfinished, for his son stood before him suddenly revealed in a strength for which the Judge had never given him credit, and he recognized in his level eyes, tense features, and the sudden set of the square jaw, the Hampden firmness at its best or worst.

"I have nothing to say against her," said the Judge, with a sudden rush of recollection of Lucy Fielding. "I have no doubt she is in one way all you think her; but she is Wilmer Drayton 's daughter. You will never win her."

"I will win her," said the young man.

That night Judge Hampden thought deeply over the matter, and before daylight he had despatched a note to Major Drayton making an apology for the words he had used.

Both Judge Hampden and his son went into the army immediately on the outbreak of hostilities. Major Drayton, who to the last opposed Secession bitterly, did not volunteer until after the State had seceded; but then he, also, went in, and later was desperately wounded.

A few nights before th

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