Books: Kindly Old Fellow

CHAPTERS FOR THE ORTHODOX—Don Marquis—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Last week, as usual since the world began, plain readers were more inclined to listen to the sweet unreason of kindly old fellows like Will Rogers and Don Marquis than to the expert kidding of more incisive minds.

For Don Marquis has endeared himself to the U. S. by padding his critical punches; his fiercest uppercuts are the merest invigorating taps on a cheerfully welcoming chin. Many a critical reader of Chapters for the Orthodox will get no farther than Author Marquis's prefacing remarks, in which he dedicates...

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