The Crisis Author:Winston Churchill The seeds of hate and dissension were already bearing their ugly fruit when young Stephen Brice left Boston for St. Louis. At his first auction, when Stephen bravely gave up his savings to free a slave, he won the bitterness of most Southerners around. and he lost lovely Virginia Carvel, who spurned him for the romantic cavalier, Clarence Colfax... more ».
Stephen was hurt and bewildered until he met an ugly, uncouth man with tousled hair, who was named Abraham Lincoln. Stephen came to worship this man and his fierce love for every citizen in the Union, whether from North or South.
When the festering sore of slavery finally erupted into war, Stephen Brice suffered with Lincoln through some of the greatest - and most tragic - moments n our nation's history."