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[Review of The Conjure Woman]

THE CONJURE WOMAN. By Charles W. Chestnutt[sic]. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.25.) Seven short stories, somewhat after the style of Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus sketches, but yet quite different, make this a very enjoyable little book. The oddities and drolleries of negro life are happily depicted amid scenes peculiar to North Carolina, and there is considerable freshness shown in both incidents and dialogue. The author has a fine sense of humor.