MONEY and other storiesKarel Capek Brentano ($2.50).
The fact that human beings are fundamentally alike the world over needs constant reminders. The purely relative word "foreigner" ceases to have a definite meaning when we read the Russian stories of Chekhov, the English stories of Katherine Mansfield, the Czech stories of Karel Capek.
A middle-aged bachelor, petulant and self-centered, is transformed by the appeal of his erring married sister into a chivalrous protector. But other interested parties inform him that he is being fleeced. Immediately all his charitable feelings turn to hate.