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[Review of The Conjure Woman]

Seven admirable Negro stories by Charles W. Chesnutt compose The Conjure Woman [Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.25]. The superstitious belief in witchcraft and magic which used to pervade the colored people at the South so largely comes to light in these stories, which are amusing blendings of the grave and the comical. Not the least of the attractions of the book is the droll way in which the underlying purpose of Uncle Julius in telling his stories is revealed from time to time.