Paul Laurence Dunbar was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar began to write stories and verse when still a child; he was president of his high school's literary society. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper. The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by this remarkable author for your enjoyment: - The Scapegoat. - One Christmas At Shiloh. - The Mission Of Mr. Scatters. - A Matter Of Doctrine. - Old Abe's Conversion. - The Race Question. - A Defender Of The Faith.