Books: Captain Daughter

Captain's Daughter

CAPTAIN ARCHER'S DAUGHTER—Mar-garet Deland—Harper ($2.50). Starting at a gallop Authoress Deland's novel, her first since 1926, slows down when she forces the story round the same track twice, in order to reiterate its theme. Even with this change of pace the story is worth telling; its author's graceful, polished competence makes the telling true to romance.

Experiences at sea had freed old Captain Archer of local New England trammels, just as experiences on shore had left his wife tradition-bound. Between these two influences their only child, Mattie. grew up, strait-laced and windy-willed...

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