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“ [261] edge,” as she expressed it. Again the appeal was made.

“can you imagine, Mrs. Howe, under any circumstances--”

the twinkle came into the gray eyes. “well!” she said. “I am pretty old, but I think I could manage a broomstick!”

the tension broke in laughter, and the sisters were sisters once more.

January 23. worked as usual. Attended the meeting in favor of the abolition of the death Penalty, which was interesting.... I spoke on the ground of hope.”

February 7.... I hope to take life more easily now than for some time past, and to have rest from the slavery of pen and ink.”

February 28. .... was interviewed by a Miss X, who has persevered in trying to see me, and at last brought a note from--. she is part editor of a magazine named ‘success,’ and, having effected an entrance, proceeded to interview me, taking down my words for her magazine, thus getting my ideas without payment, a very mean proceeding... .”

March 21. Tuskegee benefit, Hollis Street Theatre.”

“this meeting scored a triumph, not only for the performers, but for the race. Bishop Lawrence presided with much good grace and appreciation. Paul Dunbar was the least distinct. Professor Dubois, of Atlanta University, read a fine and finished discourse. Booker Washington was eloquent as usual, and the Hampton quartet was delightful. At the tea which ”

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