Fairy Tale Among Factories*
THE WATER GIPSIES—A. P. Herbert— Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).
Jane was sensible, but she was pretty. It was lucky she was sensible, for her station was low, poverty-ridden: she lived with her ne'er-do-well father, her shiftless sister, on a derelict barge in the Thames, in the heart of London; worked all day as a housemaid. It was too bad she was pretty, for otherwise rich young Artist Bryan might never have noticed her.
Two men were in love with Jane: solid Fred, radical Ernest. Fred could not read or...