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The San Francisco Sunday Call
BOOK PAGE OF SUNDAY CALL
"The Double Cross"
J.»y Wilson WUiots. Published by G. W. Itill-
Irishajji & .Co.. New York. Price f 1.50.
A mystery story is almost impossible
to handle in a review with any Justice
, to the author, for it won't do at all to
eolve the mj-stery and it's very difficult
to talk all around it and not reveal it.
John St. John is the hero of this baf
fling tale and he never disappoints the
T*ader by rtoing anything wrong or
ptupld throughout the whole course of
th« book. His father in dying left
word that his son was to travel a year,
then pro to Mexico, where, the father
had liv^d many years, and read his will
and letters of directions. This the
young man does, hut before he reaches
Mexico has a mysterious adventure on
mld-AUar.t;c. which has to do with a
"The Worker and the State: A
Problem in Education for Indus*
trial Workers"
V.y Arthur P. r»pan. Published by the Century
rorupsr.y. N>w York. Prlc« $1.20.
• Th«> Worker and the State," by Ar
thur D. Dean, Is an important book on
a vital subject which should command
the attention of all thoughtful and pub
lic minded citizens. The author makes
fl plea f«~>r what he would call "the
demncratizatir'ti of education. '* He
pointy out that the weakest spot in our
educational system today is that the
great army of boys and girls, destined
to earn thpir living with their hands,
waste from four to six years between
the time they finish the common school
coarse an<l the time when they are old
r nouph to fp'jure places in factories,
< i«-. Th» majority drift Into jobs where
unskilled labor is accepted, and few~of
t'.'eni probably rise above tills class.
Vocational training, which is so pow
erful a factor in Germany's industrial
«]ovelopni<?!it. is hardly more than In
the experimental stage with us, but a
cartful reading of Mr. Dean's book is
likely to leave the reader with the im
juession that the proper working out of
r. national system of industrial educa
i:on. more or le?? under federal control.
Is the only thing 1 which will insure
economic, industrial and social stability
1m this country. The preneral subject Is
treated hoth historically and philosoph
i'-slly. and the v»-ork is not merely a
h<->ok of crit'<"i.«m_and suggestion — it is
a scheme of education thoroughly
iVorkeS out.
"Race Distinctions
in American Law"
By Gilbert T. Ktepbrnson. Pnbllshed by D.
Apf' 01 "" i Co.. New Yurk. -Prk-e fl.C»'t.
Th*» dark shadow which always
looms in the !>ackground of American
affairs— tho ncrrro problem — hits been
/-ttudJed from jriany viowpoint? \\-ith hut
k " !«* nccornplishod toward a solution
'-•t.Uie question. (Gilbert T. Stephenson
has t\'ritten a volume which <\oes not
pretend to offer any solution, but rather
to present a comprehensive review of
what has actually been done so far, as
\u25a0\u25a0hown in the laws of the several slates
a? they now stand.
While th<^ book ie not a legal treatise,
all of the matter presented has been
culled from the constitution and stat
utes of the Etates which have legislated
upon the subject.
The amount of legislation dealing
with ra:e distinctions is surprisingly
large, especially in the states outside
\u25a0 of xhf "black belt." Most of the laws
in the northern and western states
have been -lesignpd to prevent discrimi
nation against any one race, excepting
those of the Pacific coast, where the.
presence of large numbers of orientals
has resulted In laws aimed against
tb*?m. which do not of course exist in
th*» eastern and southern states.
Many conflicting: legal decisions are
cited concerning the social relations of
whites and blacks; for instance, in
South Carolina it was held by the su
preme court to be just ground for dam
ages to call a white man a negro;
while in Ohio, on the other hand, it
was held that it was not a slander to
charge a white man with being akin
to a oegro. because It did not charge
any crime or exclude one from society.
While In all of the southern states
laws which expressly provide for / the
eeparation of whites and negroes in
public conveyances have been held con
stitutional, in most of the other states
statutes have been enacted expressly
forbidding such separation.
The whole subject is covered very
thoroughly and the author deserves
great praise for a real contribution to
the study of this great problem, but
the work is marred by a lack of clear
ness in many places, which is surpris
\ Ing in one of Mr.- Stephenson's legal
tftariding;: also there are many typo-
IfeTaphicsl errors which are exceedingly
"ennoyirj? and which a more careful
proof reading: could have obviated.
marconigram and a beautiful, black
haired woman. He falls violently it
love at sight, but when he attempts tc
pursue the acquaintance the lady van
ishes. When he asks where she is th«
ship officers are, curiously silent, and
when one point? out the lady he if
disgusted to see a beautiful blonde.
He arrives in Mexico much puzzled
and learns from letters left by hi!
father that he is expected to marry -a
hcautiful young woman, who carries on
her arm just below the shoulder the
sign of the cross, a double cross, care
fully described. Then John's troubles
begin.;, lie meets Kelipa «ie Gasteneda
r.Tnl is fascinated and, before he knows
it. deeply iir love.
Then conies the same golden senorita
he, had seen on the ship, and though h<
has never spoken to her, he Imagines
sho looks Mt him with remembrance
at least with interest. Then conies th«
stranger, a man in a black mask anc
long velvet cloak, who dashes in anc
out of thf> pages of the tale in a man
ner nothing: short of supernatural.
Gold mines have a good; deal -to do
with the plot, and there are many
other things which of necessity belong
in a Mexican mystery tale: a hiero
glyphic sword cane, a weird visit tc
the catacombs, three days in a dark
mine to avoid threatened dire Aztec
' vengeance.
The author, traveling correspondent
of the Railroadman's Magazine, has a
vivid Imagination and besides knows
the country and people about wiiich he
writes. His style is not polished or
easy, but Is vivid and clear, and will
cure the worst case ot +raln fag
known. It is a hundred per cent better
than a detective 6tory — usually recom
mended tor change of thought. It is
amusing arid worth reading.
"The Star Gazers"
By A. Carter Goodlo*. Published by Charlei
JWlt>ner'» Sons, New York. Price $1.
So many readers are prejudiced
against stories told in the form of let
ters that one . wonders If, perhaps, il
would not be well to keep that fad
secret, for no more Interesting tale ha!
come to the reviewer's hands In manj
a day. The book tells the story of ar
American girl, Eleanor Erne, who, be
fore the beginning of this book, hac
fallen deeply In love with an English
man, Lord Robert Standlsh. Their en
gagement was announced, but when i
came to settlements. Eleanor's rich anc
independent American father refused tf
give a bonus with his daughter, ant
the poor young Englishman felt thai
he couldn't afford to marry her penni
less, so the match was broken off
Eleanor is prettj' sore hearted, so hei
father packs her off to visit some Mex
ican cousins whom shAas never seen
concluding, very sensibly, that If she U
-surrounded by strangers and excite
nvont she will forget."
Eleanor has a dear woman friend, 8
professor of astronomy in the college
Tvh<?re she graduated, and . to her sin
writes? long letters detailing every thinp
in the life of the strange new plae«
where she is visiting.
As near to u6 asi«~Mexico it Is sur
prising how few people know anything
of the social life there and even ol
climate and sights to be seen v our in
formation is meager and vague.
Eleanors relatives are among the^ po
litical set and the diplomatic corps
<whruT) she occasionally flippantly calls
the "dippy corpse"), so we get glimpses
of the most interesting side of social
life in Mexico City. Nor is the city a
primitive place; the shops are glorious
and fascinating and what .with theli
direct French importations are often
ahead of us in women's styles.
Eleanor's letters tell of all the people
she met. her many admirers, Mexicans
Americans, Spaniards and Russians, not
to mention a special envoy of the state
who came over to decorate President
Diaz and during his visit Intimated
that Eleanor might do _ worse than gc
home arid reign over his household. The
description of the ceremonies attending
this decoration are very interesting anc
we are given a brief though appre
ciative picture of the greatest states
man of the American continent* if no!
of the world.
Of course, she goes with her friend?
and relatives to see a bull fight anc
though her account of it does not ir
the least make one desire to go, it Ij
not too vivid. The fine picture of tht
tropics is given when she goes to visil
an estate on the isthmus of Tehuante
pec — a beautiful modern and up tc
date house with every comfort and lux
ury surrounded by the vegetation onl>
found in the tropics. The love stor>
running through the book comes to s
happy <=nding and so perfectly has il
been blended with the description ol
the country that one can not say if the
book has been travel or romance. II
Is a real achievement. Tlie author. Miss
.A bbic Carter Gcodloe, is also the author
of "Calvert of Strathon,"'"At the Foot
of the Rockies' and "College Girls."
Notes and Gossip
From the London News: Admirers
"f Joseph Conrad have long- been look
ing for the next- book from his pen. Thf
fact is that Mr. Conrad has suffered
from indifferent health. But we be
lieve that the greater part of his new
novel, "Razunov," has now been writ
ten: but no dateof publication is yet
fixed.
* • \u25a0 ..
Anna Tweed, author of the new ver
sion of "The Arabian Nights," which
the Baker & Taylor company are pub
lishing this fall. Is Mrs. Clifton Jbhn
son, and has long been an unknown
collaborator in her husband's books.
\u25a0 • •» • _ \u25a0
Nellie McClung. author '• of "Sowing
S?edP in Danny," has written a further
chronicle of that "Pearlie," who figured
so largely in her former success. Th€
new book, "The Second Chance," was
written on the wind swept prairies ol
western Canada, where Mrs. McClung
has her home. It is published b>
Poubleday, Page & Co.
On or about November -1 5. the Broad
way publishing company. New York
will issue a handsomely bound volume
of eight short stories, entitled "Moor
Madness and Other Fantasies," from
the pen of the internationally famous
Mrs. Jackson Gouraud. .
The volume shows still another side
of the many sided author, and the tales
are so absolutely original and out oi
the ordinary that a big treat Is In
store for the circles, social and literary,
which follow so closely all Mrs, Gou
raud says and doer.
. • • ' •
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott; author ol
"Molly Make-Believe." just : issued b>
the Century company. Is a granddaugh
ter of Jacob Abbott, who wrote "Th<
Rollo" books; a daughter of thelatf
Rev. Edward Abbott, former editor ol
the Boston Literary World, and a niec<
of Dr. Lyman Abbott. ."Verses, stories
book reviews and advertisements hay«
comprised my -writing endeavors,", sh?
says, "and twice I have been surprls
ingly fortunate in winning the CtWlie:
thousand dollar prize with my. stories,
'The Sick-A-Bed Lady' and 'The Very
Tired GIrUV-
UNA H. H. COOL
BOOKS REVIEWED
"Race Distinctions in American Law," by Gilbert T.
Stephenson. -
"The Social Bucaneer," by Frederic S. Isham.
"The Wife of Colonel Hughes," by Hubert Wales.
"The Sapphire' Bracelet,", by Edward Salisbury
Field. ' .' .; ••'
"The Sapphire-Bracelet"
By Edward Salisbury Field, author of "A Sit-
Cylinder Courtship." "In Pursuit -of Tris
\u25a0•llia." etc. Published by \V. J. Watt &
Co., New Tor*. .
Few writers oT tho day have such
complete mastery of comedy as Ed-
Salisbury Field. His short stories
have been * the delight of magazine
readers for several years, and It is a
pleasure to find one within the cover
of a book. "The Sapphire Bracelet" Is
scarcely the length of half an average
novel of the day, but longer than the
average magazine short story, und we
close the book on the last page. of. It
with the keenest regret that the .tale
is done. \u25a0 \u0084..
If a young girl at the summer resort
walks 'out to her own particular pet
retreat and finds a young man asleep
In her very own hammock you' wouldn't
Blame her if she was quite put out, now,'
would you? And after shaking the
hammocfc until he awakened she found
he was amusing to talk with : you
couldn't blame her, either, could you?
To make an excuse for conversation the
young lady pretends that she thinks he
Is a detective she" has sent for to find
a sapphire bracelet which she describes
as having been stolen from her. lie,
to prolong the conversation,' pretends
to be the detective, and gets an ac
curate description of the bracelet be
fore they part. When we learn that
the bracelet described is a real one
being worn by another guest at the
summer resort, and she a suspicious
looking character, we • may know
there are going to be complications —
and there are. It is all told in the
lightest, gayest fashion possible. There
is not one jarring note in the whole
pleasing little comedy.
The book is daintily bound and print
ed on decorated pages and contains
some good illustrations by Will Grefe.
Juliet Wilbor Tompkins, author of
"Mothers and Fathers," published this
fall by the Baker & Taylor company,
has returned to. New York and Is al
ready* engaged upon her next book.
NEW BOOKS BRIEFLY REVIEWED
"Christian' Symbolism" is the title of
an exceedingly interesting little book
by Mrs. Henry Jenner. It has no place,
however, in the series to which it is
assigned, "Little Books on Art." for
her book deals almost entirely with the
theological side of the subject, and the
author is so interested In it herself
that she has no time or space to de
vote to art, even when it comes her
way. She goes into the .minutest de
tails in explaining tho ecclesiastical
significance of the Sacraments. F .We
could almost recommend the book* as
supplementary reading in bible study.
(A. C, McClurg &. Co., Chicago. '$1.00.)
The American Jewish yearbook for*
1310-1311 (5671) is edited by Herbert
Friedenwald. (Philadelphia; The Jew
ish publication society of America.)
The leading article in the book Is
entitled "In Defense of the Immigrant"
and it deals with the subject exhaust
ively. It is a_ topic of interest to all
Americans who take any notice at all
of this great question of so much im
portance to our country. . The book
contains besides the usual informa
tion — dates, church calendars, etc., all
compiled with £ the greatest care. .
* • •
J. O.Ashenhurst, author of "The Day
of the Country Church," points out in
a convincing and earnest manner the
Importance of the country ,>; church in
the, training of character- — the/ .'laying
o.f strong foundations of character . to
endure the shock of the world. The
author points out the duties of the
church and-how it can best accomplish
the work to be done. The author has
had years .of country pastoral life and
brings all ' his experience to bear , on
this problem. (Funk & Wagnalls com
pany, New York. $1.00.)
. ' *.\u25a0 '- : • - * \u25a0 :\--i. /.>;•
"Jesus as Problem; Teacher, Per
sonality and Force"- is the title of a
book by D. \V. Bonicman, D.D.,' LL.D..
W. Veit, H. Schuster and jE. Foerster,
translated from; the Gorman by George
William fGilmore. The authors of, this
book, belong to: the school of so called
modern "theology. They have been
commonly and collectively \u25a0known- as
"the friends of the .Christian world.*'
Their concern chiefly hasbeen to'work
out problems in theology. by employ
1 ing methods of modern science; they
aim to reconcile the conflict between
modern thought, and the piety of an
cient days. - (Funk & Wagnalls com
pany, New York. $1.) '
.*.••\u25a0\u25a0•..
"The : World's Childhood," by Louis
Albert Banks, D.D.,, is a ' volume made
': up of 30 stirring, sermons , with texts
taken from the first >:. three chapters
of the v book, of Genesis.' jThey, are
marked by the same • spirit: of "modern
ity and application : to. present day \u25a0
conditions ' that have * won for * Doctor
Banks' many volumes > a •, wide V'clrcle
.of readers. (Funk & Wagnalls com
pany. New York. • $1.30.) ,> \u25a0
: •• ' ' ".-\u25a0 • ".. ". '.?• ' ,'•". ..'\u25a0 - '
" 'Abraham Lincoln' : and Other Ad
dresses in England" is the title of a
\u25a0The Double Cross," by Gilson Willets.
"No Man's Land," by Louis Joseph Vance.
•{The Star Gazers," by A. Carter Goodloe.
"The Worker and the State; a Problem in. Education
for Industrial Workers," by Arthur D. Dean. "
"The Wife of Colonel Hughes"
By Hubert y; ajes. autbor of "The Yoke," etc.
Published by the Stuyveeant Preis, New
York. Price $1.50. \u25a0- \u25a0
. The publishers advertise this book
as "a story with a : humarr purpose
and a human interest," but the pur
pose and the interest are successfully
hidden. They go on to say: "It con-
tains an idea which is new and ar
resting and yet not uncommon .'• In
everyday life,**and finally, in addition
to its humanity and novelty, there are
the glow and passion, the movement
and drama and .the popular appeal,
etc. * * •"
The story shows us a married pair,
the husband rich, kindly, t an , 3*l. P.,
adoring- his beautiful young-' wife. The
wife, half French, very beautiful,
young, two years married, thoroughly
selfish, vain, liking her husband, but
distinctly bored by him. She flirts
with every man, 'but .cares for none.
She had a child, but it died and she
has /no wish for any more children.
The conversation on this subject -is
unusually frank, in places brutally so,
and it is very much to be questioned if
it is true to nature. •\u25a0
This selfish wife meets an artist who
is just then the success. He is quite
indifferent to her charms, which piques
the little butterfly, and she determines
to win him. She learns he has a
wife and two children, but that makes
no difference. It is hard work, but
suddenly the artist becomes aware of
her existence and falls deeply in love
with her, ... She, too,, who bearaii -in play,
is hopelessly entangled.; .She* can . not
bear to glv'e up her home comforts; she
has no wish to carry oira vulgar in
trigue; she can't make up her mind
what to do. ,4, After: 'considering it for
three months she goes to Europe alone
for a month's "holiday, sends for her
artist and they have a honeymoon. Ho
thinks he is going home to get a di
vorce a^id reluctantly consents to leave
her at the end of the month,: to which
time'ahe has limited herself. .The. next
morningshe climbs up a mountain (she
is in Switzerland) and is found three
days later, frozen; lost in a. snowstorm.
We are not left in doubt at all of her
deliberate intention to end her life.
Comment is superfluous. There is
no "new and arresting' idea; 1 little
if any "humanity," and even the "glow
and passion", appear to be counterfeit.
The story Is not well written and has
no excuse for being.
book by Joseph 11. 'Choate, LL. D.,
D. C. L. These 11 scholarly essays by
one of America's most noted diplomats,
lecturers and ; speakers, gathers into
permanent form * material first given
to .. the ; public in - addresses. .. ,They are
essays of sound and inspiring appre
ciation,: of " -wide application and sym
pathy and of permanent interest: and
value.: (The : Century company, New
York. $2.00.) \u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0; . . ;
- : \u25a0'- '.\u25a0*'\u25a0 •,\u25a0-*'- i'>. ; I;
"Juercus Alba, the • Veteran of the
Oz^rks," is the title of a: little booklet
by Will ' Lillibrldger; author of "Ben
Blair." It is the biography :of a.white
oak and is.a beautiful X and poetical
tribute. The author's"' styled is so fine
that one may recommend the- booklet
for auxiliary reading to students'! both
of botany and English, jlt deserves , spe
cial . attention. (A. C. -McClurg & Ca,
Chicago.)
•\u25a0\u25a0 • • ' "'- \u25a0*..'. ':
"The. Potato Child and Others" Is the
title of a dainty little Chrlstmasbook
let containing three stories .by 'Mrs.
Charles :J. Woodbliry. '. The i power .: of
love- Is the theme of the: stories;- told
so simply that even the littlest I ; child
will" understand and be . interested.
The >little booklet \u25a0 contains /;.an ; ex
quisite after a; bas relief
by Elizabeth -Ferrea, which. lllustrates
the iflrst; story. How much : more 'wel
come is the.dainty little, book;than the
hundreds of /useless .Chriatma* cards
sent Ve very year! . (Paul : Elder v & v Co. 1 ,
San Francisco.)'.? -i ' -. .:•\u25a0:
•: - ;. \u25a0/:.^...";.;> ••.; ,• " :•: • ;.-• .-.;,:. \u25a0 .- . -^_.
Holliß : ;bann, profeasftr of -musicTat
Cornell- university/- has made a collec
tion of. i "Christmas Carols and Hymns.'.!
He" has together; thefstandard
Christmas /anthems as welljas\the best
Christmas hymns ; and r the "most beau
tiful and attractive? Christmas .'carols.
"The Social Bucaneer"
By Frederic S.. Ishain. Published by Bobbs
; Merrill company, Indianapolis. Price' $l.r>o.
, Admirers of the. novels *of Mr. Fred
eric, S. Ishnm will rm glad to hear of
this latest book from his pen, for it Is
decidedly the best -ho has - written.
"The- Strollers," "Under . the Rose,"
"Half a Chance,"' have all been Inter
eating, but none has < shown the ver
satility of the author as this one, "The
Social* Bucaneer." •• (Why does the.au
thor spell it with one "c"? All Ameri
can authorities, give it buccaneer, or, if
with one "c," then bucanler.)
The "author has a, decided talent for
mysteries and he usually manages to
make -his mystery a baffling one until
he ia quite ready to solve it for the
reader. In ".this tale, the Goldberg
pearls are .the mystery, and they worry
the reader as well as many of- the peo
ple in the book from the time they are
first mentioned^yntU they are recov
ered after a' most extraordinary theft.
The v hero. Chatfleld Bruce, is a new
character, or rather he Is a combina
tion ;of several' already known to fic
tion. He is of a most charitable dis
position, but does not give ostenta
tiously. ! The reader is half told that he
is wealthy, but for some eccentricity
he refuses to use any of his wealth,
which he has Inherited, save for.char
ity, and chooses to. work for his living,'
He is in the employ of Nathan Gold
berg, importer' of French silks and
ladies' goods, and lives modestly on his
small salary. However, he has an en
viable social position and so his em
ployer Is flattered when Bruce accepts
his invitation to a house party at the
Goldberg country-place in a suburb of
New York. ; ,
On one exciting night there the
famous Goldberg pearls worn by Miss
Goldberg are stolen and a perfect imi
tation set of Manchu pearls is substi
tuted for them.' The whole country
side is thrown into* terroFr- but' it is
some time before Bruce is suspected. A
visiting English diplomat, Sir Archi
bald Bamford, and his oriental secre
tary, Senor Caglionl, play Important
parts, but the heroine, Marjorie Woods,
remains constant throughout' to the
man she^ loves. The, ethical question
involved 'as to how "culpable a man
should be whosteals from the rich for
the. poor will not bear serious discus
sion, but- the author has handled it
with the utmost .seriousness and made
his hero a consistent character.
The book is intended not alone for
schools, but also for Christmas enter
tainments by church choirs, and by
them will be found invaluable. Many
of the arrangements are original and
teachers^ of music in schools will be
glad to v have the -helpful volume.
(American book company, New York.
45 cents.) • .
J. B. Klwell's "The Principles, Rule 3
and Laws of Auction Bridge Stated,
Explained and Illustrated" is meant
for those who have had some previous
bridge experience, since ."auction is
not for the player who lacks a knowl
edge • of ; the parent game." * "The es
sential equipment | for auction," saya
Mr. \u25a0El well, "is the, ability to estimate ,
the value 6t a hand with approximate
exactitude. Without .this faculty, the
player is more or less gambling on
the good looks of. his cards." au
thor has endeavored to 'simplify and
illustrate these computations in the
chapters, on "Estimating the Values'
of Hands." (Gharles Scribner's Sons,,
New York.; . $1.25.)
"The. Red Blooded", is the title of a.
collection ;, of short -stories by* Edgar
Beecher; Bronson, author of-"In Closed/
.Territory," etc. Some of these tales
have ; appeared in magazines and perl-'
odlcals/ but many are new, and' readers
who 'enjoy; this, author's, stories "of the
great out of doors will \ find something
to 'please them in every, one of these.
The tales tell fof all sorts of heroes..
Some are cowboys, and those seem the
most real, but-some are of hardy ad
venturers in; Africa or the far east.
The book contains .excellent Illustra
tions by MaynardDixon and others and
!is well printed and bound. "(A. C. Mc-
Clurg &.Co.V Chicago; $1.50.) •; _
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By I/iulb Joseph Vance, anthor of "The BraM
Bow!.'* etc. Published hy D*kl(l. Mead & Co..
New. York. Price $1.50. \u0084 '
The author of "The Brass Bowl" has
proved again that-he need not wander
far atiehl to find adventure and excite
ment. 1 Right in little old ' New York
and its environs are the scenes of "No
Man's Land," and for, a real thriller It
will be hard to beat.
One afternoon In late November Gar
rett Coast found that he had dismounted
from the subway at the wrong station,
ao ha determined to walk home. Tho-n
seeing. h,ow early it was. he stepped
into a. curio store, where he was well
known, ~t6'~ ; use the telephone. From
this simple act a serifs of events trans
pired that keep the reader's eyes wide
open until the last page of the book ia
turned.
Coast, half against his will, accepts
an invitation to the rooms of a man
named Blackstock, where two others
with them make up a game of bridge.
One of these, having had too milch to
drink, becomes very ugly and Insults
the host who. after it ha 3 been repeated
several times, becomes frenzied and
shoots the offender. He has not really
intended to kill," but when he' finds
what has happened all thp good in him
seems to dJe at once. Just before the
police arrive he attempts to commit sul
, cide, but Coast . throws himself upon
.him and snatches the revolver, which
. goes off in" the air. Thf police come in
and Blackstock. still struggling with
Coast, tells" them that- the latter Is tho"
murderer. Coast has the smoking re
volver in his hand. Blackstock further
states that he was attacked by Coast,
and that the police have arrived just
in time".' Coast is speechless with
amazement, but is taken to jail, of
course.
' A^l this happens in the first forty
pages; this and a-liint of the,love story,
for Coast and Blackstock love the same
girl, Katharine Thaxter, and she 'has
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not quite made up her mind as to
which she will accept.
The remainder of the book Is too ex
citing to give more than a hint of.
Coast Is tried and convicted and sen
tenced, but pardoned at the last mo
ment, for th« one other witness — th*
fourth hand at the fatal bridge ?ame —
confesses the truth; he has been bought
by Blackstock. 'Blackstock can not b-»
found. He has married Kate after the
trial and they have gone to Germany.
Coast wanders into his adventures by
the merest' chance. He buys a boat arvl
happens to pick up a 'drowns?: rr. m .n.
who proves to b*» ;i remarkably Inter
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In need. They cruise tos««th*r to No
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mysteries become clear. The lova ,ttory
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