Dominie Dean by Ellis Parker Butler is about the story of new pastor David Dean and his most recent experiences in the town of Riverbank, fending off women's advances and learning how to make his living. Excerpt: "'Thusia, running the streets, was in danger of becoming too daring. She knew the town talked about her and she laughed at its gossip. In such a contest the rebel usually loses; in conspiring against smugness she ends by falling into the ranks of immorality. In Riverbank before the Civil War, the danger to reputation was even greater than it is now; morality was marked by stricter conventions. 'Thusia, despite her new dress and hat, did not linger downtown after meeting with David."