Ruminations

UNMAILED LETTERS—Joseph H. Odell—Dutton ($2.50). Joseph H. Odell, now head of great philanthropic interests in Delaware, identified with the DuPonts, wrote a number of intimate, introspective letters to his friends. Too shy to mail them, he has published them. Religion,† the English countryside, literature and dreams, flowering Japan, Burmah, the East, are his themes.

"Life is like cards, only with this difference—everyone has to play several hands simultaneously." "After all, the old hymns are right, and life is a pilgrimage." "The English not only take their pleasure sadly, but they have even learned to...

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