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During the Civil War there were two sisters living in Virginia, who had as a near neighbor a young, wealthy and patriotic man, who visited them frequently. The elder sister was plain and attractive, but possessing a patriotic spirit and sterling qualities. The younger sister was pretty and doll-like, superficial, frivolous and fond of luxury. The elder sister was capable of a deep and undying devotion, while the younger was only capable of shallow affection. Both of the sisters love the neighbor in their separate ways. He is sub-consciously attracted by the inner worth of the elder sister, but this attraction is overbalanced by the beauty of the younger. The one thing in common between the elder sister and the neighbor is their respect and patriotic love for the stars and stripes, despite all interstate controversy. The younger sister, on the other hand, is too frivolous to even be partisan. Patriotism to her is nothing but sentimental twaddle. The younger sister plainly tells the ...