Books: We Are Seven

THE CHILDREN — Edith Wharton — Appleton ($2.50).

The Story. They were seven; all ages, all colors of hair and temperament, all genetically termed "the Wheater Children." To sort them out, Martin Boyne, bachelor, 46, by chance their fellow traveler, required many whispered conferences with Nurse Scopy of the iron hand and grey cotton glove. This worthy soul scoffed at his belief that Judith Wheater was the baby's mother—no indeed, Judy was a child herself, for all her motherly ways. Baby Chipstone was her own brother, and her parents' chief bone of contention. Then...

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