The Press: Too Story-book

OLD PYBUS−;Warwick Deeping−Knopf ($2.50).

Having done a fine moving story of simpatico father (Sorrell) and son, Warwick Deeping now undertakes to present misunderstanding father and son, and with less success.

Old John Pybus, who had never understood his sons, disowned them for slacking during the War. But that war made them rich, and him so poor that he had to sell his musty bookshop and take a job finally as porter in a suburban hotel. Here his grandson, Lance, discovers him, white-haired, philosophic, feeding clouds of friendly pigeons. Lance, gentleman bred, chafed at his...

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