Books: Suave Agility

THE FORTUNATE WAYFARER—E. Phillips Oppenheim—Little Brown ($2.00).

Eighty thousand pounds—and yet by the merest chance had Martin Barnes, commercial traveler, strolled out of his shabby hotel, and past the strange old house. But Lord Ardrington, on the point of death, was contemptuous alike of charities and his rightful heir, and chose therefore to bestow the £80,000, in notes, upon the first passerby. Martin, filling that simple requirement, walked out of his commercial existence into a congenial life of valets, and books, and motor cars, but no friends. This might soon have palled had he...

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