Books: Tomahawks and Beauty

THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM—James Oliver Curwood—Doubleday Doran ($2). All that Robert W. Chambers has left unread or unsaid of colorful records concerning the Canadian Northwest, the late James Oliver Curwood has supplemented. Noble youth Jeems, son of a true French Canadian woodsman, mourns his tomahawked mother. He rescues the beautiful maiden Toinette. With their faithful dog, they escape the Mohawks only to be captured by bloody Senecas. Toinette's beauty subtly prevails upon the chief to spare their lives, and for months they live according to Redman's ritual in Chenufsio, Hidden Town....

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