Books: Horsey Romance

OCTAVIA—Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith—Stokes ($2.50).

The Story. In the midst of 50,000 acres of Scotch moorland stood Dunross, sufficient unto itself, indifferent to neighboring lairds of small intelligence and long lineage. Indifferent because the clannish Daventrys were a community in themselves. There were five children, besides the resident cousin, who at the age of fifteen was in love with Octavia, youngest daughter of the house. A professor, kindly young recluse, woos her with classical quotations, understands her adolescent enthusiasms, guides her voracious reading. Worldly Compton, 34, gloating upon her 17 years of mobile beauty, coaches her proficient horsemanship, persuades...

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