Books: Centenary Chronicle

THE BRIGHT LAND—Janet Ayer Fair-bank—H ought on Mifflin ($2.50). Call me pet names, dearest! Call me a

bird!. . . Oh, my sad heart is pining for one fond

word. Call me pet names, dearest! Call me a

bird!

If Authoress Fairbank had done nothing else in her 525 pages, reprinting this popular song of the early 1800's would make it worth the price of admission. Critical readers may find her U. S. chronicle of 100 years ago vigorous in outline, feeble in detail. But there are plenty of doings in The Bright Land; they and...

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