Books: Down East

THE OWNLEY INN—Joseph C. Lincoln & Freeman Lincoln—Coward-McCann ($2.50).

If a hurricane blew everybody off Cape Cod, it could be repopulated overnight by the fictional offspring of Joseph Crosby Lincoln. Last week Author Lincoln, collaborating with his nonfictional offspring Freeman, proved that not even a hurricane can stop him from writing about Cape Cod, used the big blow of 1938 merely as curtain raiser for The Ownley Inn. Before the final curtain, when the stolen New England Primer (value: $60,000) is recovered, and broken-nosed Puss Clarke makes up with his ex-fiancée, a full...

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