Books: No Trespassing

THE SUDDEN GUEST (250 pp.)—Christopher La Farge—Coward-MacCann ($2.50).

"What is it, please?" asks Miss Leckton testily. The gale from the ocean is blowing harder & harder. She tries to hold down her skirts with one hand, her greying hair with the other.

"No," she says in reply, "it is quite out of the question." These people—whoever they are—seem to think that they can use her Rhode Island seashore estate as a casual shelter. A hurricane? What of it? This is private property.

The wind billows Miss Leckton's dress, making her angrier still. "I can't accommodate you here," she shouts in the face of the...

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