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When the author of a new novel* is heralded as "Captain of the Harvard 1924 Varsity Crew, President of his Junior Class, a member of his Freshman Football Team, President of the Phillips Brooks House, undergraduate President of the famous Hasty Pudding Club and author of last year's show, Ibis of the Harvard Lampoon," one is forced to wonder what time he found, amid all these endeavors, to write it.

The scene is laid in Boston, which Mr. Henry describes as a place with "an air genteel of respectability, which makes you understand that...

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