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Leading a Horse to Water
The Middle Age of Youth
"From the Novel By..."
The Chandler Books
The Old Mandarin "Translations From the Chinese"
The Peripatetic Reviewer
A Masque of Reason
The Wise-Wrenn Correspondence
SUMMARY. — This is the story of three generations of an Irish family. In the small, crumbling village of Castlerampart, the most prominent man is Theodore Conitfe, the village landlord. He is as penny-pinching as his wife Katherine is vain. Their two daughters, Theresa and Sara, grow up to be young ladies of property, if not of good looks. While they are still in their teens, Katherine dies in giving birth to her third daughter, Lily. The older girls assume the responsibility of Lily s upbringing and she becomes the timid Cinderella of the household.
The household is upset when a young lawyer appears in the village. Old Theodore sees in Cornelius Galloway a potential son-in-law. Cornelius divides his attention between Theresa and Sara, but on an enchanted evening it is to Lily, the sixteen-year-old, that he proposes. After their honeymoon, the newlyweds drive home in their new coach (bought at Theodore’s expense), an extravagance which at first nettles and then tickles the old man. Cornelius is a spender. He buys a spirited mare and rides to hounds with the local gentry. He starts to build a new house outside town, but his career is cut short when in the fifth month of his marriage he is killed in the hunting field. Lily, the young widow, soon sinks back into a feeling of inferiority toward her older sisters, and even the birth of her son, Gabriel, does not restore her authority. When Theodore dies, it is found that little Gabriel, aged six, has inherited his fortune. But it is Theresa, with her iron severity, who rules the roost.
The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington
How Much News in the News Letter?
Opening the Sky: American Proposals at Chicago
Washing the Yanks
Irish Literature Today
"The Guy in the Next Bed"
HENRIETTA SHARON, illustrator living in New York, had the idea of organizing a group of artists who would visit and sketch the wounded in near-by hospitals. How the boys in the wards took to the idea you will see in the pages which follow. Miss Sharon had as her associates Albert Hirschfeld (Times staff cartoonist), Berney Tobey (who had formerly sketched at Stage Door Canteen), Wallace Morgan (illustrator and AEF artist in the last war), Willard Fairchild, Louis Giacobbe (USN), George Greller (Herald Tribune), Victor de Pauw (of the New Yorker and Fortune staffs), and others who will appear in her account. This paper has been drawn from Miss Sharon’s new book. It’s Good to Be Alive, which Dodd, Mead will publish this spring.
The Pacific War
Freedom Comes to the Philippines
Walk Through Two Landscapes for E. M. S