Ghost from the Past: Ghost from the Past

THERE WERE TWO PIRATES (121 pp.)—James Branch Cabell —Farrar, Straus ($3).

"So complete was my affection for the indomitable old gentleman that I blew his brains out in a warm glow of admiration."

"The report is still current that, while in a state of drunkenness, [I] struck off the head of [my mistress]. . . . That any such behavior . . . would be inconsistent with my well-known courtesy toward members of the gentle sex, I need hardly point out to you, my reflective reader; and besides, I was not wearing a sword at the moment . . . I used...

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