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[Review of The Conjure Woman]

THE CONJURE WOMAN. By Charles W. Chesnutt. Houghton, Mifflin & Company.

The sketches that make up this curiously entertaining volume–whose author by the way, ought to be well known to California–are gathered together in book form for the first time. "Hot-Foot Hannibal" has recently been read in current magazine fiction, while "The Conjurer's Revenge," whose spirit and tone well tell the character of the whole volume, was originally published in the Overland Monthly. It is a wonderfully true delineation of the negroes' superstition.