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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914.
NEW BOOKS SEEN THROUGH REVIEWS AND COMMENT
OF THE SEASON'S
"Home" a Smoothly Written and Interesting Book -Henry
K. Webster's Amusing Mystery Tale.
New Fiction by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Zanc Grey,
Grace MacGowan Cooke and Others.
Two Encyclopaedias Books on Science, Art, a Motor
Tour in Canada and Other Subjects.
Tho Jltlnctlc purpose of "itomn" (The
Century Company, l mudn lathei' In
H'Niiously apparent and tho author
norms inclltU'd at turn to arup ma
tory for ;he ako of pleading, hut Hie
Look Is written ho smoothly that me i
reader will not mind this. The main
Idea seems to be an amplification of
Dr. Halo's "Man Without a Country,"
for tho vnrlniiB exiles, wllllnit and un
willing, all crave to return to some
place front which the lire banished. It
is not tho family llies'.de. tho Hrltloh
ideal, that tho iu..ti. r looks upon ns
home an much iw the town where the
family has grown, and the piutty de
scription of the dscayert settlement on
a. New linn' and hilltop will appeal to
many American. throughout the land.
It Is n ple.i to keep the old homesteads
M a place to return to. The clan feel
ing for which the author also pleads
la pretty widespread, we lmamo. at all
vents in the many places where there
aro families a generation or two older
than their neighbors. It was hardly
necessary to make the two yount men
mlsbehnvu aa badly as they do In order
to put It to thi test. The Brazilian epi
sode, though anions, and oeoded to nil
time, hardly fits in with the rest of the
story; the young man who seems to
be the hero is too much of a black
guard to be attractive outside of the
Samlly circle. The women are a bit
better, but they too rather lack life; the
author la more successful with the sec
ondary characters. It Is an Interesting
book with a youthfulness of outlook
and an earnestness that carries tho
As bright and artistic a piece of writ
ing as we have seen In a long time Is
Henry Kltchell Webster's clever and
amusing mystery tale "Tho Butterfly''
(Appletons). The author apparently
Joined the general conspiracy of tho
younger writers a year or so ago to
each write a mystery story and chose to t!
try burlesque. The narrator is a young ,
Instructor in Kngllsh, and Mr. Webster '
show-s a thorough understanding of the i
psychology of the breed, while he wipes
out old scores on college life. He Is an
engaging fellow who comes up to the
scratch In tho series of emUirr.isslns
scrapes the author puts him through.
Mr. Welister has great fun In devising
perfectly proper explanations for seem
ingly hopelessly compromising situa
tions. Then; Is n murder to be traced,
but that Is kept well In the background
and Is the least interesting part of the
tale. Tlie fascinating heroine, who H
purposely kept soinewhiit vague, le.ids
the narrator on an absurdly wild cliasu
and keeps his detective faculties on
..Hi-n 'Pll Anil tH ulttlinr llfl.l .Vtr.e..vi
Is eminently satisfactory, though tho i
..n. ..... - " u.a,..w. a.u iiu.imi
I'.n.r.il r.nl,v. m'iv uruf.ti.
that of tho '
epilogue. Tho care taken In construct-1
inir the storv and the an with -hl.., 1
that euro Is concealed aro unusual in
tho hurried fiction of the da v. but where
3lr. Webster's success U most marked I
" ""'tnltit l,n St,.. . M I
In, the key adopted at the beginning j
without wearying the reader. It Is an
emeriaining siory ana, in us way, a
Work OT art,
III striving after realism Mary Hob-1
erts Klnehart's mystery stories are
rapidly deteriorating; "The After House" I
illouuhiim Mifflin Pntniinnv 1 t..iu ,,f 1
a pretty repulsive series of murders at ls falrl" well known nnd has marked
sea In the direct language of a report characteristics. Many of those copied
of a police case. Tho reader's attention J hliVe a I,urel' I'K-ai fame. Where, their
Is held down to the facts by a three- wlt ra"8 t,,om tUo ""thors do not hesl
fold repetition, llrst ns they occur, next ' tlUo to ,ue (,lrt' 11 ls ephemeral stuff
as they ure put down In tho log book I thl" hardly deserves to Im preserved
and filially ns they ure brought out In ln l,ook form, even In these days of tho
tho trial, and nowhere ls u hint given as I decadence of French literature.
to who the perpetrator Is. Tho company 1
In tho cabin is shown only In an uu-1 Two Kncelipieillaa.
pleasant light and tho women aro Inex- Tne r,.mttrUn,,Io t:neyrlopeilla of
fwna mi-h. ZZ. "Vh l".ra' "fe"ellglon and Kthlcs." edited by James
T. and T. Clark; Charles
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thing to Insplru sympathy or curiosity
or horror to excuso telling about them,
especially ln fiction. Tho narrator hero
Is commonplace, nnd tho introduction
of the love business unwarranted. Wltn
all the pains the author has taken wu
havo found her book dull and disagree
able. It Is fortunate that Gilbert K. Ches
terton ls known to bu witty nnd humor
ous, for the. reader will l prepared to
laugh at the wtllre, of "The Flying Inn"
(John Lane Company). Tho satlru Is
uireuieu hi vurious questions in lirillsli 1
politics and In lirltlsh life, but Mr. dies- 1
terton Is careful to make fun only of
fnds. Temperance and the reduction ot 1
tho number of licenses Is his main
theme, so his worthy innkeeper and thu
doughty Irishman who Inspires him
wander into all sorts of strange places,
bearing with them tho tavern sign
which permits drink to be sold on the
premises, He hits at Negeturlauism and
Other strange diets, at model Industrial
communities, at queer religious out
bursts. Including the admiration for
Islam, and this tempts him to siibstitino
Turks for Germans In his attacks on
Little Kiiglaiiders, for which wo ate
.grateful. The long speeches In which
his statesniun says nothing verbosely
lend like parodies 011 some of Mr, Ches
terton's own nrtlcles. It is an elephan
tine sort of humor with occasional lilts
that are really funny and now and then
a wltly cplgrntu, tiul u Joke kept up for
over 3U0 pages calls tor uncommonly
mil infill temperaments. Those who can
enjoy Mr. Chesterton's humor will be
ablu to gratify themselves to satiety In
Having created Torchy nnd the pub
lic having found him good, Sowell Ford
keeps on bravely ulili his horo and In
"On With Torchy" (Kdward J. Clode,
Now York) relates further episodes In
his cnieer. His vocubulary Is as pic
turesque, an ever, his observation of
current events ln New York as close,
his reptu-len as vivid; we can only re
gret, from the point of view of art, the.'.
he stayH put and does not grow. Wo
j '" imnMinueiy nun ,
i.mrai.,1..,, ivn urn in pruiu-1
type, Chlmtnle Fndden.
A mrlo-wnw thrilling and u. ar-
i. J i ? VJ "y""'""
r.f Western Sta.H (Harpers), apparently
after a surfeit of tlltnn novels. A so
ciety bello room to a ranch on tho Mexi
can border and In a marvellously short
uniu uy inn use or money anil business
ability ttinii tho ilrrert Into a kuhIiH
tnruUKli Irrigation. She Is unable to
avl rid of an obnoxious sheriff and of
a community of offensive greasers.
These spend most of their time in en
deuvurlng to capture her and play hide
and seek In an extraordinary manner
In hur houses and her grounds. They
are foiled, however, by a huroic cow
hoy, who performs chivalrous deeds be
tween Intervals of Intoxication anil
whoso behavior to the yount? woman It
roiii;ir!ial!o oven In the wildest Vst.
Tho tide of ISrace MnUowitn Coolto
and Caroline. Wood Morrison's book,
"William and Hill" (The Century Com
puny,, Is iiilMeHilliiir, for It telli' chlelly
of Hill, and Wlillam la merely a foil.
Tho two vro cousins, one brought up by
a ooddllnir mother, the other allowed to
have his own way His adventures are
told from babyhood till ho finds tho
rltfiit Kirl. As the null of Infantll In
Aspendancc now rrovnlls U1U appears as
u hero In aJ! his escapades. Theso oc
cur lit a Southern town and are gener
ally itmuslr.e, but the young man's vo
cabulary Is that of tho streets of the
rr.strcvolls. n may Indicate the kind of
Knglish that prevails In the rising gen
eration throughout the. country. We
wish the authors had ghen William a
fair showing; he seems to have had
manly Instincts and to have been a
pretty decent fellow, even If ho did
air M7.KTTK WOOIIWOIITII ri:kik.
liriiKS' I cantidtr life and itt ftv urart
' A vitp of fog bitu-irt ut and the tun:
A call to battle, anil the battle don
Kre the latt echo dirt trithin our ram;
l roo choked in Ihe arait; an hour of feart.
rhf guttt that pari a darkening thore da brat.
The burtt of muticdoienan unlittcning ttrtrt,
I wonder at thi idlenitt of tear.
l' old, old dead, and tic of yttttrnight,
Chitftnint, and bard; and keeptrt of the thetp.
lit ettrv cup of torrov that you had,
f.oo mr from trart, and make m tee arioht
How rach hath back tchat once he ttattd to tree p.
Homer hit tight; Ihuid hit little lad!
rrom "Little nook of Modern Vtrte."
speak good English and failed to be
obstreperous. It Is one of thorn; luniks
ubout children that are meant for adults
and that might Just as well b kept
away from the young,
Technical skill Is shown In tho tales
contained In "The Too nnd Other
I ... . I ... , , . . r , , , , , , .
7 ':'-""'; -"'c'-
11., , 1 1 ...ey Bee.ii iu
1"3 ,cb'r,ny eJtlerc1lM 'f developing an ,
l,1!,K"IHn,nt Incident Into a dramatic,
, " J T """""" -"
"0(lrrn French authors, and the theme
,s """ of the unsavory sort that
passes for knowledge of the world. '
Two vollumcs ot short parodies on ,
01 ,'r n,llors- 'f which we have
..,.,. . .. .
1. ..11.111 ufimt. uy i-aiu Keooux anil
" -..!,.-, i-iuuim , u .iniiiirrr
l, " come to UH from "'Tnard
-,rU!,s'(:t- "hey aro In lros and verso
and then sliow some
where the writer Imitated
Scrlbner's Sons), has reached tho sixth
fit Into alphabetic order between the
subjects of "Flrtlon" and "Hyksos."
As wo have said In noticing the pre
vlous volumes, the title nlmot disguises
the real character of the encyclopedia;
religion Is Interpreted In so wldo 11
sense as to include every form of
myth or superstition and etery nrtlon
that has the semblance of religion
observance, while the term ethics Is
mndo broad enough to cover every
phase of thought or literature that in
volves the Idea of right anil wrong.
There ls fully as much matter that
' "' ..n-i uw
realfa to ethnology and folkloro ns
there Is dealing with theology or phllos-
"phy. nnd the nrticlr.i are so objective
and so complete that any volume can
be dipped Into for entertainment as
well an Instruction Tho llrst article,
on llotlon, Is characteristic of the whole
work; It Is a summary review In n
dozen pages of 'imaginative wrltliii,' In
nil ages and lands that fully Jusiltlni Its
Inclusion in ,1 compendium of human
thought. Later we llnil seven columns
devoted to an nstonlshlnK'.v Intelligent
estimate of llelnrlch Heine. A few titles
tu ken In ulphnbetlctl order will glvo
some Idea of the peculiar Interest of thu
volume: Food for the Dead. Forgive
ness, Fortune, Friendship, Society of
Friends, Galllcanlsm. dunes. Gifts,
Uod (sixty-three pages), Grieco-Kgyp.
tlau und Greek Itellglon and Greek
Orthodox Church, Oypiles, Hand, Head,
Heredity, Heresy, Heroes ( thirty-six
pa !?-.), Hinduism, Holiness, Hooligan
ism, llnxpltallty, Human Sacrlllco, with
tho usual proportion of biographical
and geographical articles. Tho work
has an Individuality of its own llko the
original "Uncyclopedlo" and I.nrousse;
It Is a reference l."ok thut can bo read
With volume V. "A Cyclop.-dla of
Education," edited by Pror Paul Mon
roe of Columbia l.'nlt orslty (Macmtl
lans). Is compleleii, 11 in a v,.ry re.
spectabl5 und conscientious compendium
of Information and modern views con
corning tho selonce of pedagogics, a wl-
ence regarded by many ns somewhat top.
iienvy. it supplies in convenient shape
11 mass or iiirorinuuon that will be boll).
fill to hcIiooI ti'itclivrd who nre Ivirn.short
by tho oftm. ui hllrary r..,lr...,i,.ntH of M.ukhnm. who had iron o to I J ii 1 1 1 p o for
"""'" "f Hdix-nil-n. i.Ih.1 III- iMhh,..',, vm-ntlnn nnd wuh walking n Nor"
nir,iiii..li.... that niny s:r, mandy, b.mv an automohl lo leap upon a
thi. umUaious to teelt for further know)-1 Mll!(.,id track Just In front of a frWht
edge. The nnalytlcnl Indexes at the end
lire full and thorough. Tho encyclopicilla
within Its technical range- will bo found
cervlceablo by all who have 'to deal with
One of tho most Interesting volumes
in tho "History of tho Sciences" series
published by (5. I l'utnn'm's Sons Is tho
little "History of Geography" by Dr.
.1. Scott Kelllo and (l. J. II. Howurth.
It Is of uneven merit, but Is on tho wholu
11 satisfactory summary of what tho au
thors call "the mother of nil tho sci
ences." Vor the period of antiquity
down to the crusades It Is fairly com
plete, covering nil branches of tho sub
ject; after that It becomes chletly a
record of exploration, with perhaps un
due emphasis put on tho nineteenth cen
tury. As the story advances marks
of hurry to get everything Into the as
signed space become apparent, reducing
the narrative to a skeleton. Neverthe
less, the little, book gives an excellent
blrdseye view of an Important and at
tractive branch of science.
An unusually attractive special num
ber of tho International Studio Is Is
sued by tho John l.atio Company under
the title "Tho Creat Painter Iltchers
from Itemlirnndt to Whistler." the text
by .Malcolm ('. Salanian. This is a
pleasant, chatty summary of the art of
etching, with too many references to
living persons and a good deal of per
sonal reminiscence which W not nlwayn
relevant. U serves well enough, how
ever, us an Introduction to the plates,
of which there are more than .'20 pages.
Tho proportion of examples nf each
etcher seems determined by accident,
but no 0110 will quarrel with tho num
ber of ltembrandts. Whistlers. Seymour
Hadens and Meryons, A few specimens
ot ltemhrandfs precursors, from Al
brecht Duerer down, aro given; somo
also of Goya, Canaletto nnd Plrancsl,
the rest are Dutch, French and British,
a nomewhat haphazard selection In
which fame an n painter seems to have
had as much Influence as tho merits of
the etching. The plates 'are generally
satisfactory; the quality of tho picture
h as gratifying as Is tho large quantity
There Is an Indescribable charm about
tho writing of Charles Halsted Mapes
that makes It provoking that he does
not uso his gift moro seriously. Most
of tho papers In "Some Other Things"
(f. P Putnam's Sons) aro Informal ac
counts of athletic Incidents relating to
Columbia, which would hardly seem to
of much imiHjrtance even when told
In conversation, yet they hold thn at
tention, in tho few rjnners whr i,
speaks about wom-n he seems to be
. - . . ' " "wuuj , V. U 1 1
l ,c r or tolling a story, but he stops
-..mr.. lno same his good nature.!
flint nlH)Ut things In
rtiiomer txoK written by the author to
ploo.so himself is "John Hull. Limited."
by George W. Hills (the author, PhlU-
ilehihlii). Mr. Illiu u ,u ..
humorLst. with a rotentlvo memory and
a fonduess for practical jokes. He also
aim it,...i..nnin ... ... .
u, mr liimiuiui Kinn mat
seems to have had tho fur brushed the
wrong way by foreigners and foreign
customs. His book Is not so much an
account of a visit to Kngland, though
the bits of description that turn up oc
casionally show a pretty thorough
knimledgM f the country, as It Is an
explanation of what things In Kngland
Mr. Hills does not like, of American
superiority In that respeot. and espe
cially of the facetious ways In which Mr.
Hills strove, to disturb Hritish com
placency. He must havo been a delight
ful travelling companion.
Tho third nnd final volume of "A His
tory of Hussla." by V. O. Kluchevsky,
translated by c. J. Hogarth (J. M. Dent
and Sons; K. P. Ihitton and Company)
should end with the nineteenth century.
So far as wo can make out. however,
from the confusion of this volume It
stops somewhere before tho nccesslon
of Peter the Great. The difficulties of
tho author's arrangement are Increased
by the translator's adoption of Itusslan
terms an though they were undersiood
by his readers. It Is a hard book to
read save for some one already familiar
with Slavic,, history, and If It Is to be
Hindu Intelligible to Western readers
It must be provided with an ample sup
ply of explanatory notes.
It Is the automoblllst rather than the
traveller who will ho Interested In the
reinarkablo trip that Thomas W. Wllby
describes In "A Motor Tour Through
Canada" (John Lane Company). Tho au
thor started from Halifax to niako his
THE ADVENTURES OF A
OforBo Ulbtw'H story of "Mudcnp" (D.
Appluton and Company) Is spirited and
tinlPrtiilnliiK. The herolno i charucter
IzmI Immcllately Hrrnila Challonrr
cumo Btni-ml'iK In. "Down, Domino!"
thin to her uff ectionately nKKrcmive Job,
"Qulclt, Tltlne, my Nith!"thLi to her
I'Vench mnlil, who hud bifon laying out
cilk Mtni'kitiKH nml Bitmll stitil.. slippi-rx
Mls.4 C'hnllonei''c hat wan Move ln.
Ilt-r rare w.i.i m-iiitchi-d nnd tnncil with
eurth. Sho hud been out rltllns before
broalifoBt on u violent hoivo. "He
rhurked mo Into somu hushes," Kuch wa
her nxplonutnry wuril to Titlne. Shu
ontorrd liar kith, Nplnahed vinnromiy
about for Hmni- inomi'iitB, cmrrfte'd
roiil.int, ullowed her maid to administer
a lotion to hnr Injured cotintpnunc" und
iI'V-iMti-hud hreiikfast with a Hplnndld
Hh,. wiuh nn outdoor Klrl, nthlptlo, von-tureciiiiu-.
John Mi-kli;un, tho nnlHt,
wkh pulntlntr a plotuiu on nn Inland
whli'h tin hud i Kiited for the Htiunn.
It wan hln wlnh to ho rotlretl. A whir,
a itrmIi, llcnnla In blouse und leBKlnKH
rollInK upon thu Krmind. Hho had ivinui
over In a llyltwt iiuichlne and dweunded
ulth n Ikihb
way across tho continent to Vancouver
and beyond on lirltlsh territory. The
trip may bo mndo much moro coinfotta
bly by rail and so far ns tho pleasure of
motoring ls concerned should be ru
sttlcted to certain districts. H was a
definite feat that Mr. Wllby wished to
perform nnd In his description of Its
successful accomplishment we lictir
moro of tho state of the roads, of motor
troubles and Incidents of travel than of
tho scenery nnd the country. Needless
to My, ho believes Canada should build
highways running east nnd west.
A small boy Interested In natural his
tory ls lucky enough to havo an nfTee
tlonnto undo crammed full of needed
Information. Together In Matgaret
Warner Morley'n "Will o' tho Wasps"
(A. C. McClurg and Company, Chicago)
they study very thoroughly tho habits
and life histories of wasps and hornets.
The hook Is helpful and tho Illustrations
A new translation of "The Now Ten
tament" has been tnado by Prof James
Moffatt. D. D Lltt. D., of Mansileld
College at Oxford, which Is a Congre
gational Institution (Hodder and Slough
ton; Oeorgo II. Doran Company). He
has endeavored to translate the original
text Into good and acurato Kngllsh, Just
ns ho might any other Greek work, and
his object Is "to make the New Testa
mont more Intelligible to some readers."
It ls nn Interesting translation In Itself,
because It takes Into consideration tho
views of modern criticism. From tha
point of view of mere Kngllsh the au
thor's effort to break away from tho
phraseology stamped on tho language
by the King James version Is noticeable.
The manner In which the study of
Kngllsh has become specialized In our
colleges and the sort of verbiage with
which fairly plain nnd simple matters
aro Invested with philosophy, psyohol
ology anil all tho scientific apparatus
required for Instruction nre well demon
strated In "Tho Modern Short-Story."
by Lucy Lilian Notesleln nnd Waldo
Hilary Dunn (The A. S. Barnes Com
pany. New York). Tho hyphenation de
notes that Prof. Dunn, tho Instigator of
the book, regnnU the short story ns a
form of literature by Itself; wo gather
,that he ln In the habit of teaching
classes how to write It at the University
of Wooster, Ohio. One form of compn
sltlon Is ns good ns another, wo dare
nay, ln training college students to write
Kngllsh, but n 200 page Improvement
nn Prof. Itrnnder Mathews looks like an
Infliction on youth.
The rapid changes in bridge or mic
tion, or whatever the game may be
called next, carry with them equally
frequent changes In tho manuals de
scr.blng the game and laying down the
rulrs. One of the most authoritative
of the. handbooks. It. F. Foster's
"Iloyal Auction Bridie with Nullos"
(Frederick A. Stokes Company), appears
In a rovlsed edition, "brought completely
up to date," with all tho new frills and
Almost In pocket size, appropriate for
the school desk or the travelling bag,
appears "The Concise Standard Diction
ary of the Kngllsh Language" (Funk
and Wagnulls Company), abridged from
tho larger work by James C. Fernnld.
The little book will prove a convenience
Travellers to Kurope this winter will
lw uble to take with them two of the
lUedeker handbooks that are most Im
portant for tho Mediterranean trip.
"Baedeker's Kcypt and tho Sudan"
(Karl Baedeker, Leipzig; Charles Scrlb
ner's Sons), with Its 200 pages of Intro
duction, upprars In a, seventh remodel
led edition. The Sudan part taken the
adventurous traveller beyond Khartum
to I.ado and the Belg-nn Congo. For
those who are content with tho Itlvlera
and Monte Carlo "Baedeker's Southern
France. Including Corsica," Is ready In a
sixth revised edition (Karl Baedeker;
Charles Scrlhner's Sons), covering all of
Trance pouth of tho Loire.
NEW BOOKS FROM
THE VARIOUS HOUSES
Tho Mfiemlll.ui c... hare i i,.ne and In
Urfutltiif Hut of rn-w Nf.kii Imu.iI Uil wek.
January 21 i "Tho Principle of i;rk Art."
by I'crcy Mr.ln.-r, "llo- to 8ln." by 1.1111
lrfhmann. "Th l'lluht ami Other I'otwu,"
by Cieoncn B. W.fmlberry. "Thu lUforniatlon
In Urrmany." by II. C Vnlilcr. "The Amrr.
lean IVjotrlnc of JuitlcUl Supremacy." by
Chrl- O. llalnei. "The Initintrl.il Training
of the liny." by V A McKrover, "Not,
on Jrlltto mill lllntory," by WirJ .Vnrley:
"The liatllr of 1'enre." by rean (lroritf
Itottre. "The llmiy of Oaln." by lMn
(l.oro HxtKve. un.l "ChrbitUnlty llttwcen
riuniy," by Dean Oeorce H.nljrj.
Kew book n.nnounre.1 for early publloa.
tln by B.Vwax.1 J. Clodr lnolu.le: "The
l.an.l ot I'rmnlir," by WlUUm Humrrn't
Mauuham; "On With Ton-hy," by ,Seell
lVril, "Thr Tenni of SurT.-n.Wr," by I.oulj
Tracy, and "The Or. 11 Myatery," by Knmk
Harper X- rirothwr announce that they
am putting to prw, thl week for reprint
Inm thr follow Inn booVai "The Ivory Oate,"
by Walter llemuit, "Hlchlamt Couln." by
William lllack; "A Pair of Patient Uivera
by Wtllam Dean llnwvlla; "Jap.ine HrIV.
un.l Their Kurrounrtinin," by E.lwar.1 S.
Moraa; "Th" OoMen llouae," by Cliarleii
Hu.lley Warner, ami "Ilentley," "lijron"
and "iVft.lamltii." from Ihe "KnglUh Jlen
of I-ttera Herlea." e.lltrd by John Morley.
ft. 1' I'utnain'a Rone are Ifuulnc to-day:
"The JuiiKiiient of the Sword." an Anilol
Sanon romance by Maude Diver; "1-Vanclaco
tva," a mudy of lb. work and prrminnllty
of the rlxhtrriith rentury NpanUh pointer
and itatlrlat. by Hugh Stoken, a now eititlon
DARING YOUNG LADY
!rU!, T'lT lM,""llfl" "w pp hh tin.
n o IsIkhI, hut lliiitnla Jumped out In tho
.V. ', . tl,m" a"'1 h0 ,"" Markhain
"hred to ho vnirabonds toK..tht.r. Thev
dsBulHod thfrnselvc, und wandervd
about the country llvlnu tho Joymw and
Inexpensive f. sho was a "woman
oivhcBtrii." The drum that Hhe lioro
tipoti her back elm beat with ntlcks
fiuttcned to her fllHjWH, iui hu wan
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