Books: Twenty Mattresses

THE SILVER VIRGIN—Ida A. R. Wylie —Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). In the little Spanish church of the Silver Virgin, where years ago he had found Justine, Gale sought sanctuary from his well-bred kindly friends. But friends being what they are, one of them broke sanctuary; and not knowing why Gale had left Justine, begged him to be reconciled to her. Bitterly, Gale: "Do you ever read your Apocrypha? You should. You really should. It has some fine eloquent passages. 'Like a eunuch embracing a virgin and groaning heavily.' What a magnificent metaphor! Those...

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