Books: New Mexican Mooncalf

STARRY ADVENTURE—Mary Austin—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).*

Ever since the time he thought he saw God peeping over the top of an aspen tree Card lived in expectation of something wonderful happening to him. He did not know what it would be but he was sure it would happen in New Mexico, because that was the country he lived in and loved. Card had a fine time although there were few boys to play with and his family was not rich. His father was a "lunger," and ex-professor from the East; his mother a vestal virgin dedicated to keeping the home fires burning.

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