Books: Transplanted Schoolmaster

UNDERTOW—A. Hamilton Gibbs—Little, Brown ($2.50).

A schoolmaster in a dreary second-rate English school is the hero of this novel by the third of the novel-writing Gibbses. (Major Gibbs's older brothers are Sir Philip and Cosmo Hamilton.) A cup of cocoa made over a gas-jet late at night in his room, an occasional game of billiards at the Pig & Whistle and books hard scrimped for are Schoolmaster Philip Jocelyn's outlets until Millicent, slightly anemic niece of the local bookdealer, comes to help in her uncle's shop. Philip gets himself engaged to Millicent who at...

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