FICTION: Shilling

THE SPLENDID SHILLING—Idwal Jones—Doubleday, Page ($2). "Happy the man who, devoid of cares and strife, in silken or in leathern purse retains the splendid shilling." So lied the old Welsh proverb. The girl, Danzel, wore the crusted coin—rapt from the empty ribs of a warrior—until there was a green stain on her breast. She made to give it to Guy Puncheon as he left Wales to let his half-gypsy blood race free and find their fortune. But it dropped between them, which may have been the omen....

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