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[Illustration: THE KINNEYS "Take care of Lily"]

THE

Bishop of Cottontown

A STORY OF THE SOUTHERN COTTON MILLS

BY JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE

AUTHOR OF "A Summer Hymnal," "Ole Mistis," "Songs and Stories from Tennessee," etc.

ILLUSTRATED BY THE KINNEYS

"And each in his separate star, Shall paint the thing as he sees it For the God of Things As They Are."

Kipling

PHILADELPHIA

THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY

1906

COPYRIGHT, 1906,

BY JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London, 1906

All Rights Reserved

IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER,

EMILY BILLINGSLEA MOORE,

WHO DIED

DECEMBER 14TH, 1903,

THE FAITH OF THIS BOOK BEING HERS.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

PART FIRST THE BLOOM.

PROLOGUE THE COTTON BLOSSOM 7

PART SECOND THE BOLL.

I. COTTON 13 II. RICHARD TRAVIS 18 III. JUD CARPENTER 27 IV. FOOD FOR THE FACTORY 39 V. THE FLY CATCHER CAUGHT 50 VI. THE FLINT AND THE COAL 64 VII. HILLARD WATTS 84 VIII. WESTMORELAND 92 IX. A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING 103 X. A STAR AND A SATELLITE 108 XI. A MIDNIGHT BURIAL 117 XII. JACK BRACKEN 127

PART THIRD THE GIN.

I. ALICE WESTMORE 143 II. THE REAL HEROES 151 III. FRANKLIN 154

PART FOURTH THE LINT.

I. COTTONTOWN 179 II. BEN BUTLER 187 III. AN ANSWER TO PRAYER 199 IV. HOW THE BISHOP FROZE 205 V. THE FLOCK 209 VI. A BISHOP MILITANT 213 VII. MARGARET ADAMS 219 VIII. HARD SHELL SUNDAY 226 IX. THE RETURN 232 X. THE SWAN SONG OF THE CREPE MYRTLE 239 XI. THE CASKET AND THE GHOST 248 XII. A MIDNIGHT GUARD 254 XIII. THE THEFT OF A CHILDHOOD 258 XIV. UNCLE DAVE'S WILL 275 XV. EDWARD CONWAY 287 XVI. HELEN'S DESPAIR 296 XVII. THE WHIPPER IN 305 XVIII. SAMANTHA CAREWE 312 XIX. A QUICK CONVERSION 317 XX. A LIVE FUNERAL 326 XXI. JACK AND THE LITTLE ONES 336 XXII. THE BROKEN THREAD 344 XXIII. GOD WILL PROVIDE 350 XXIV. BONAPARTE'S WATERLOO 355 XXV. A BORN NATURALIST 366 XXVI. BEN BUTLER'S LAST RACE 380 XXVII. YOU'LL COME BACK A MAN 414

PART FIFTH THE LOOM.

I. A NEW MILL GIRL 419 II. IN THE DEPTHS 431 III. WORK IN A NEW LIGHT 438 IV. MAGGIE 443 V. PAY DAY 447 VI. THE PLOT 456 VII. MRS. WESTMORE TAKES A HAND 464 VIII. A QUESTION BROUGHT HOME 473 IX. THE PEDIGREE OF ACHIEVEMENT 487 X. MARRIED IN GOD'S SIGHT 493 XI. THE QUEEN IS DEAD 499 XII. IN THYSELF THERE IS WEAKNESS 508 XIII. HIMSELF AGAIN 512 XIV. THE JOY OF THE MORNING 519 XV. THE TOUCH OF GOD 526 XVI. MAMMY MARIA 533 XVII. THE DOUBLE THAT DIED 545 XVIII... Continue reading book >>




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