Magnolia. Booth Tarkington tells a tale of the lower Mississippi in the costume and accent of the South of years ago. A most practical young man is ejected from his father's house because he is unwilling to fight a duel. He returns—seven years later—as the notorious "Cunnel" Blake, whose voice makes the forests to tremble. Even the notorious General Orlando Jackson quakes at the roar thereof. But the faithful heroine is not deceived. Beneath the " Cunnel's" roar she still hears the softly sentimental whisper of the poet-lover....

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