This collection of absurd and amusing adventures is the sequel to 'The Strange Adventures of Captain Horn'. Mrs. Cliff herself, suddenly in possession of a fortune, presents the phenomenon of a woman unable to spend her income; after dazzling her native town in Maine, she buys a steam-yacht which she dubs 'The Summer Shelter' and invites a Synod to sail with her to the West Indies in lieu of a country week. A very satisfactory antidote to a dull half-hour!
Eight stories of tangy satire and sweet sentimentality. Filled with human drama, unfaltering reason, and extraordinary description.The Afternoon of a Faun.Old Man Minick.Gigolo.Not a Day Over Twenty-One.Home Girl.Ain't Nature Wonderful!The Sudden Sixties.If I Should Ever Travel!
McTaggart consults with a doctor, who, after careful examination, credits his astonished patient with a double heart. This quality of existence pursues him morally as well as physically, for he is concerned with a Parisian adventuress who tries to entangle him for financial purposes, and Cydonia, the beautiful daughter of a nouveau riche. A many-sided novel this, full of incident, stimulating and suggestive, with a bold and generous view.
Two nice, clean, stalwart, healthy Canadians journey to South Africa to enlist in active service. On the boat which carries them to their destination is a young English girl, whose home is in Cape Town. She and Harvard Weldon, the bigger, more stalwart, and handsomer of the two Canadians, find no small satisfaction in each other's company on board the boat... In spite of its conventional plot, the vivid descriptions of the battles, the talk of the messrooms, and the kindly spirit which prevails throughout hold a lively interest for the reader.
For the age when healthy romance first begins to be appreciated, there is nothing in English literature more appealing than the fine old story of the Doone robbers, and the little daughter of the outlaws who captured the heart of honest John Ridd.