Books: Tragedy of a Preacher*

Tragedy of a Preacher*

THREE STEEPLES—LeRoy MacLeod— Covici, Friede ($2.50).

Everybody admitted John Durken was a good man, a good farmer, had done a lot for the little rural community of Midland; but nobody liked him. He was closemouthed, closefisted, a hard worker, a hard master. He wanted to better Midland, give it a Methodist church, a bank, a grain elevator; but Midland did not want to be bettered, was not really sorry when one day the express train killed John Durken. Son Bruce came back from his Methodist college...

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