Books: Watch

DRUMS — James Boyd — Scribner ($2.50). "Watch James Boyd," declared John Galsworthy — a hortative which, unless it was addressed as a warning to some gentleman who had contemplated inviting Mr. Boyd to dinner, has a decidedly complimentary turn, and is reproduced on the dust-jacket of this 490-page novel of the American Revolution concerning the adventures of John Fraser : how his father was a Tory, his lady a revolutionist ; how he, torn between two personal voices and not particularly concerned with the wider issues of his country's dilemma, went to England, France, Scotland, looking for a fence...

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