Books: Crockett Chronicle

SILAS CROCKETT—Mary Ellen Chase— Macmillan ($2.50). Silas Crockett was 23, master of the clipper Southern Seas, when in 1830 he returned to the Maine village of Saturday Cove after a profitable voyage to Canton. He was returning to "the shining coast" to marry Solace Winship, high-spirited daughter of a local builder whose untaught good taste had created masterpieces of native architecture throughout Maine. Self-confident, aggressive, Silas was determined to take Solace with him on his next voyage, feared the opposition of her parents and of his own, was sure Solace would willingly accompany...

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