Books: Again, Wren

SOLDIERS OF MISFORTUNE—Percival Christopher Wren—Stokes ($2).

Heavyweight champion of England and Mary's onetime sweetheart, Sailor Joe Mummery conceived a fondness for her boy, Otho, when Mary's husband died. He sent him "up to Oxford" to learn boxing and other sciences. There Otho, weak-kneed through love of his own sweetheart, one Margaret, failed to conquer Margaret's brother at fisticuffs, thus losing Joe's esteem and help.

To get Joe back, Otho turns professional, fights for charity. Thereby he loses Margaret. She marries another. Sad, Otho forsakes England, Margaret and boxing, seeks forgetfulness with Joe in the Foreign Legion.

In Africa the current champion of Europe, a...

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