Books: Gorilla-Faced Earl

LAUGHING GAS—P. G. Wodehouse— Doubletlay, Doran ($2).

Reginald John Peter Swithin, third Earl of Havershot, had a face like a gorilla,— "much more so, indeed," he confessed, "than most gorillas have." No Earl at birth, he prided himself on having worked his way up, with an uncle dying here, a cousin there, until the title fell to him.

Before he got it, the sturdy young nobleman had been in love with a U. S. newspaper girl named Ann Bannister, but their engagement was broken when he kissed her on the back of her neck. The...

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