FICTION: Avarice House

AVARICE HOUSE—Julian Green—Harpers ($2.50).

The Story. Emily Fletcher went into her father's room on the morning after he died. "The blanket had been thrown off and hung beside the bed; the sheets seemed clasped between his legs and wound about his body. There was something hideous in his immobility, which was not the repose of sleep." Soon after that morning Emily's grandmother, Mrs. Elliot, came to live at Ashley House, and through its wide dismantled rooms there passed whining draughts of greed & hatred.

Emily's mother had never been able to forget the horror...

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