FICTION: Flood

DELUGE—Sydney Fowler Wright—Cosmopolitan Book Corporation ($2.50).

The Story. Land trembled and sank, winds roared, and the waters rose. India was no more, China a forgotten dream, Southern Europe gone, Germany a desolation below the sea, England too—but for a bit of midlands which persisted as a group of islands. Some few inhabitants had not fled mistakenly North: Martin, separated by the floods from wife and children; Claire, "like a valkyrie"; and a handful of miners, laborers, vagabonds, with too few women to go 'round.

Claire, once almost a channel swimmer, turns up on...