A story of the Civil War. Scene I: John Ward's Bride. The Home Coming. It is the early summer of 1857. Assembled along the path leading down from the broad verandas of comfortable old southern home to the river is a group of negroes. They are the plantation slaves waiting to welcome the new mistress. Happy, contented and well cared for, they are as joyous and noisy as a bunch of school children just dismissed. From the house comes an old negro waving a cane to silence the crowd. It is Uncle Daniel to whom all the administration of the estate is entrusted. Following him comes his young master, John Ward, and his bride. Each woolly head bends submissively as they pass. Now Uncle Daniel introduces the new mistress and a shout of welcome is given to an accompaniment of glistening teeth and rolling white eyes. Scene II: Three Years Later. John Ward Starts tor the War. Scene III: The Guerrilla's Insult. Scene IV: The Guerrilla Takes Possession of the Ward House. Scene V: Uncle Daniel ...
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