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The triumph

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    Will Nathaniel Harben
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V THE next morning Mrs. Merlin appeared at breakfast. Her husband, who had passed a bad night himself, thought that she betrayed signs of not having slept well, though she smiled as she said good morning to him and her sons and kissed Ida. After breakfast she joined him in the little library next to the parlor which he used for study, consultation with his overseer, and some magisterial duties. "I did not act rightly last night," she said, putting her arm about his neck as he sat at his writing-table. "I ought to have said then that I do not blame you personally, for I don't. We have lived too extravagantly, Tom. We have entertained more than any one else and it has cost money, but we have not lost by it, in a way, for it has helped to make you popular and prominent. I don't want to part with any of our negroes, but if it can't be helped we must bear it. My father cared for nothing but making a fortune, while you are ambitious in other, higher things. Don't think I won't stand by you, for I will." He was both touched and relieved, and showed it by the almost tender gaze he raised to her face. " It is good of you to say this," he faltered. "I'll get around the sale if possible, but if I can't it will be a comfort to know that you are not reproaching me." "I can't, for I love you and am proud of you," she said, kissing him on the brow. "Let the agent come, but please ''on't send for me. I'll break down and spoil it all. Ilove our negroes, and I don't want to know which ones are to go, if any. Now you want to write, I see it from your pen and paper, and I am going. Good-by." He remained in his study all that morning. He read the editorials in the papers he had from New York and Boston on the question of abolition, and tried to write the article he had planned f...  
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  • Will Nathaniel Harben
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