Books: Scotch Holiday

GRAND TOUR—Patrick Balfour—Ear-court, Brace ($3.75).

Patrick Balfour stepped from his train into London one dull, grey morning, stopped to read a sandwichman's sign: "To India by Rolls-Royce car for £34." A Scot who could trace his ancestors to Robert the Bruce, Patrick Balfour knew that there must be a catch in it somewhere. Nevertheless two weeks later he was on his way to the Far East, traveling with strangers in two old automobiles.

Purpose of the trip was to demonstrate an invention that used charcoal instead of gasoline for fuel. By the time Dover was...

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