Anthony Dare*

Amid Swirls, Mr. Marshall Flows Placidly

The Story. We first meet youthful Tony walking up a street "well-dressed, in the habit of the time, his silk hat shining, his collar of a somewhat exaggerated height, his cutaway coat tightly buttoned, his trousers fitting close to the leg. He carries his gloves and a neatly furled umbrella." He is the British replica of Tarkington's Seventeen: fatuously earnest, readily friendly, but suspicious, on occasion, with that fierce suspiciousness of youth questioning the wisdom or motives of the world of adults.

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