It's spring again. And look what the Easter bunny has brought all the way from France: Daddy's illegitimate son. Product of a mad moment a decade ago, little Jean-Claude arrives wearing a heavy coat of wistfulness atop his natural Gallic charm. His mother, you see, has died of Segal's syndrome (named after the author of Love Story, in whose calculating and sentimental mind this new imposition first arose), and all that stands between the lad and orphanhood is Bob Beckwith's willingness to do the decent thing by getting his wife and daughters to...

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