Books: New Books: Aug. 18, 1924

The following estimates of books much in the public eye were made after careful consideration of the trend of critical opinion;

DING DONG BELL—Walter De La Mare—Knopf ($1.75). Two people—a young lady with a silk sunshade, an old gentleman with an umbrella—meet on the platform of a country railroad junction. They have hours to wait. An express goes by; in the hush that follows its passing the old gentleman remarks: "Fifty years ago you could have cradled an infant on that tombstone yonder—Zadakiel Puncheon's— and it would have slept the sun down....

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