Books: The Poor Old Man

FATHER MEANS WELL—Hugh MacNair Kahler—Farrar & Rinehart ($1).

Belden V. Plimsoll, president of Inter-continental Adding Machine Co., was no ordinary father. He saw no reason why principles and practice which had brought him business success should not be applied to the ticklish task of bringing up his only daughter. Lollie was pretty and had reached years of indiscretion. Her mother's clear feminine eye saw her wilful daughter with understanding but helpless despair. Nothing permanently troubled Tycoon Plimsoll's occasionally anxious optimism. The "big toad in the one-toad puddle of Lakeville," he could arrange...

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