Foreign News: Barrie on Hardy

The large-headed little gnome whose name is Sir James Matthew Barrie (Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton) stood in Dorchester last week with a string in his hand. He gave the string a tug. some drapery dropped and there, in bronze, sat the late great Author Thomas Hardy. Dorchester was "Casterbridge" in Hardy's Wessex novels Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Return of the Native. He died near there three years ago (TIME, Jan. 23, 1928). When the monument—designed by Eric Henri Kennington and paid for by the writer's admirers all over the world —was...

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