Davis, Edith S. Two and Bits of Life. New York: Burr Printing House, 1888. First Edition.
Very good plum cloth hardcover, bright gilt titles to spine and front, light rubbing to edges, 5 x 7 1/2 inches, 157 clean pp. Very good. Hardcover. 
Dedicated to Rev. G. M. Steele, LL.D., who was a Methodist minister.
"This little volume is sent out with the hope that they contain some lesson that may be helpful to others, some thought that will make duty a little plainer and life a little more earnest and true. The story of 'Two' is taken largely from real incidents that have come under the writer's observation." - Introduction. Six stories written with the purpose outlined in the author's introduction.
The story "Two" is about a young lad, the son of a drunkard, and involves a murder, trial, illness, and Temperance workers.
Edith Smith Davis (1859-1918), Temperance leader, author, editor, and superintendent in the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She edited The Temperance Education Quarterly (1910-1917), and received an honorary Litt.D. from Lawrence University. "Her book Whether White or Black a Man - a critique of racist attitudes in the Jim Crow Era - was published in 1898 by the Fleming H. Revell religious publishers." - wikipedia.