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I have woven a double love-story are historical figures. I have merely changed their names without taking a liberty with any essential historic fact.

In the darkest hour of the life of the South, when her wounded people lay helpless amid rags and ashes under the beak and talon of the Vulture, suddenly from the mists of the mountains appeared a white cloud the size of a man's hand. It grew until its mantle of mystery enfolded the stricken earth and sky. An “Invisible Empire” had risen from the field of Death and challenged the Visible to mortal combat.

How the young South, led by the reincarnated souls of the Clansmen of Old Scotland, went forth under this cover and against overwhelming odds, daring exile, imprisonment, and a felon's death, and saved the life of a people, forms one of the most dramatic chapters in the history of the Aryan race.

THOMAS Dixon, jr. DIXONDALE, Va., December 14, 1904.

LEADING CHARACTERS OF THE STORY

Scene: Washington and the Foot-Hills of the Carolinas.

Time: 1865 to 1870.

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BEN CAMERON . Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan MARGARET

His Sister MRS. CAMERON

His Mother DR. RICHARD CAMERON

His Father HON. AUSTIN STONEMAN Radical Leader of Congress PHIL

His Son ELSIE

His Daughter MARION LENOIR.

Ben's First Love MRS. LENOIR

Her Mother JAKE

A Faithful Man SILAS LYNCH

A Negro Missionary UNCLE ALECK

The Member from Ulster CINDY

His Wife COL. HOWLE

A Carpet-bagger AUGUSTUS CAESAR

Of the Black Guard CHARLES SUMNER

Of Massachusetts GEN. BENJAMIN F. BUTLER

Of Fort Fisher ANDREW JOHNSON

The President U. S. GRANT

The Commanding General ABRAHAM LINCOLN

The Friend of the South

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