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PHILOPENA—Henry Kitchell Webster—Bobbs Merrill ($2). Identical twin sisters are brought up separately, differently. Ten months after Celia's marriage, to which Cynthia could not go, she sends for Cynthia. Cynthia has no husband. Celia's husband is away. Will Cynthia please be Celia, just for 48 hours with no questions asked? It is very pressing. Very well, then. . . . Next day Cynthia (now Celia) clutches her newspaper. Celia (now Cynthia) is in a hospital, seriously smashed, unconscious. Ambiguous encounters, a detective, a furtive maid, mesh Cynthia-Celia in mystery. Apparently Celia-Cynthia is a criminal....

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