Books: Pirates and Flappers*

Animadversions on the Deplorable State of Today

The Story. Old Peter B. Kayne, "pirate emeritus," had piled up a colossal fortune and started his son Rufus where he left off. Thereupon, having got religion and put his rather flushed past as far as possible behind him, he was devoting his senility to the satisfying contemplation of the works he had wrought and to feeding the squirrels in Central Park.

Rufus Kayne, bearing his father's millions lightly, was fond of his wife whenever it occurred to him, and was, in short, an eminently reliable...

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