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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Where the Souls of Men are Calling, by Credo Harris and John R. Neill This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Where the Souls of Men are Calling Author: Credo Harris John R. Neill Release Date: October 7, 2008 [EBook #26835] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WHERE THE SOULS OF MEN ARE CALLING *** Produced by David Garcia and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Kentuckiana Digital Library) [Illustration: _Where the Souls of Men are Calling_] WHERE THE SOULS OF MEN ARE CALLING BY CREDO HARRIS _Frontispiece by_ JOHN R. NEILL NEW YORK BRITTON PUBLISHING COMPANY Copyright, 1918 By BRITTON PUBLISHING COMPANY All Rights Reserved Made in U. S. A. * * * * * TO MAUD BLANC HARRIS * * * * * WHERE THE SOULS OF MEN ARE CALLING CHAPTER I Hillsdale is "somewhere in the United States of America"--but there are hundreds of Hillsdales! This particular Hillsdale is no less, no more, than the others. It contains the usual center of business activity clustering about a rather modern hotel. One of its livery stables has been remodelled into a moving-picture house, the other into a garage; one of its newspapers has become a daily, the other still holds to a Friday issue. In its outlying districts will be found hitching racks before the stores. Altogether, Hillsdale might be said to be "on the fence," with one leg toward progressiveness, the other still lingering in the past. Its residences have not grown beyond the rambling, mellow kind, that drowse in poetic languor amidst flowering vines and trees. These trees, that also line the streets, meeting in cathedral arches overhead, might be stately elms of New England, poplars of the middle-west, or live-oaks of the south; for it must be strictly borne in mind that Hillsdale is "somewhere in the United States." One mild day in early April, 1917, in the side yard of a corner hous
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