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   TITLE PAGE Table of Contents     PREFACE.

Hopkins, Pauline E.
Contending Forces

- CONTENTS.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A Retrospect of the Past ... 17

II. The Days "Before the War ... 32

III. "Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before" 43

IV. The Tragedy ... 65

V. Ma Smith's Lodging-House ... 80

VI. Ma Smith's Lodging-House .-- Concluded .. 97

VII. Friendship ... 114

VIII. The Sewing-Circle ... 141

IX. "Love Took up the Harp of Life" ... 166

X. The Fair ... 183

XI. The Fair .-- Concluded ... 197

XII. A Colored Politician ... 220

XIII. The American Colored League ... 240

XIV. Luke Sawyer Speaks to the League ... 254

XV. Will Smith's Defense of His Race ... 263

XVI. John Langley Consults Madam Frances .. 274

XVII. The Canterbury Club Dinner ... 287

XVIII. What Easter Sunday Brought ... 303

XIX. The Bitter Arrow ... 323

XX. Mother-Love ... 340

XXI. After Many Days ... 359

XXII. "So He Bringeth Them Into Their Desired Haven" ... 385

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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He cut the ropes that bound her, and she sank upon the ground again (page 69) ... Frontispiece.

Pollock stood a little apart, gazing in amazement at the scene before him ... 49

Dora threw herself on her knees beside her mother's chair . 178

"Broke open the doors, seized my father, and hung him to the nearest tree" ... 257

He saw what appeared to be a field of ice and snow, vast and unbroken ... 285

"Go! go! will you go?" interrupted Sappho ... 320

"Everybody was a-lookin' an' a-gappin' at us" ... 367

There before his blinded vision stood the realization of his dream 394

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   TITLE PAGE Table of Contents     PREFACE.