IN this latest McFee novel the well-known Mr. Spenlove, now retired from seafaring, becomes an actor rather than an auditor or interlocutor, as he was in previous novels. He buys a Connecticut farm, builds a boat, and contemplates a contemplative middle age. Romance, love, tragedy, and happiness intervene, and he finds himself embarked on an unknown sea with only his native sagacity and good sense as compass and sextant. Written in Mr. McFee’s customary manner, but with rather less indirectness than usual, this is a good novel. And the way is left wide open for a sequel.
R. E. D.