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“ [331] was, I think, good. Heard interesting reports of mission work in our entire South.”

At the Authors' Club she met Israel Zangwill, who was “rather indifferent” when introduced to her. She thought he probably knew nothing about her, and adds,--

“It is good perhaps to be taken down, now and then.”

In March she attended a hearing in connection with the School Board. “The chair most courteously invited me to speak, saying, ‘There is here a venerable lady who will hardly be likely to come here again for the present discussion, so I shall give her the remaining time.’ Whereupon I leaped into the arena and said my say.”

She had been for some time toiling over a paper on the “Noble Women of the Civil War,” finding it hard and fatiguing work. On April 5 she writes:--

“At 12 M. I had finished my screed on the ‘Noble Women of the Civil War’ which has been my nightmare ever since March 24, when I began it, almost despairing of getting it done.... I have written very carefully and have had some things to say which may, I hope, do good. I can now take up many small tasks which have had to give way to this one ...”

April 9. The Greek celebration. The Greek Papa, in full costume, intoned the Doxology and the assembly all sang solemn anthems. Michael introduced me first. My speech was short, but had been carefully prepared. At the request of the Papa I said at the end: “ζητῶ τὸ Ἑλλήνικον ἔτηνος.” My speech and Greek sentence were much applauded. A young Greek lady ”

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