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“ [185] minutes without notes) was much applauded. I was very thankful for this opportunity.”

This impromptu speech made a deep impression. In the newspaper reports great stress was laid on it, with singular result. She was amazed next day to hear her name roared out in the Midway Plaisance by a touter who stood at the gateway of one of the sideshows where some Orientals were at prayer.

“Come in, all ye Christian people,” the man cried. “Come in and see these devout Mohammedans at their devotions. Julia Ward Howe has knocked the orthodoxy into a cocked hat.”

The quiet little figure, passing in the motley throng, paused for a moment and looked with astonishment into the touter's face, which gave no sign of recognition.

“This,” said a friend, who happened to come up at the moment,--“this is famel”

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