An Umbrella against Fate

ALL TRIVIA—Logan Pearsall Smifh—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

I paused, before opening the front door, for a moment of deep consideration.

Dim-lit, shadowy, full of menace and unimaginable chances, stretched all around my door the many-peopled streets. I could hear, ominous and muffled, the tides of traffic, sounding multitudinously along their ways. Was I equipped for the navigation of those waters, armed and ready to adventure out into that dangerous world again?

Gloves? Money? Cigarettes? Matches? Yes; and I had an umbrella for its tempests, and a latchkey for my safe return.

The umbrella-toting hero of this Great Adventure is the soul of Logan Pearsall Smith...

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