Books: Stoopers To Folly

THEY STOOPED TO FOLLY—Ellen Glasgow—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Milly Burden became pregnant in a small Virginia town. Her lover, Martin Welding, a nervewracked U. S. soldier, had returned to France after the War. Yet Lawyer Littlepage, to whom Milly was secretary, forbore to dismiss her despite her flippancy, her sullen desire to live her own life regardless of the opinions of others. Furthermore Milly reminded Lawyer Littlepage of his daughter, Mary Victoria. Encouraged by softness, Milly confided her worry over Welding's nerves. In return, Lawyer Littlepage had Mary Victoria, who was in Europe, look Welding up.

This Mary did, so successfully and with such...

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