FICTION: Vanguard

THE VANGUARD—Arnold Bennett— Doran ($2.50). The Story. Septimius Sutherland, middleaged, married, meticulous, is preparing to leave Naples for his native London. Packed, he rings for a waiter that he may sup in his hotel room. The bell is unanswered. Septimius descends to the lobby. There he finds the other guests of the hotel in a state of considerable confusion. The entire kitchen staff has gone on strike. Count Veruda (of unknown antecedents) has asked everyone to join him at dinner on his yacht which is lying in the harbor. Some of the...

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