Books: Tainted

THE BABYONS−Clemence Dane−Doubleday, Doran ($5.00).

Babyon Court had been "lived in, lived in, until it could go on living all by itself." So violently did each generation lead its own life that the Black Babyons lived forever in the whispered tales of villagers and gypsies, forever in the portraits that glared fiercely from the dusky walls of the manor gallery. Tainted with madness, each generation warped and haunted the next, till between them their evil eye withered the fruit of the womb, and ended the line. Vivid, self-willed, fascinating, they had persisted through four ages:

Georgian. Hariot Babyon affianced her flashing black beauty...

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