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The longing for beauty, for oppor- to her Château de Villiers, sixty miles tunity, for an unknown realm where northeast of Paris, after the great aspiration may be gratified, is the key retreat, when she found it pillaged to the title of Winston Churchill's and polluted in every conceivable latest novel, “The Dwelling Place of way by the German officers who had Light." In both plot and background occupied it; and they will welcome there is a strong suggestion of the and read with intense interest her great Lawrence strike, and its leading second book, "My Home in the Field characters are Claude Ditmar, manager of Mercy” (George H. Doran Co.), of a huge mill property and Janet in which she describes the transformaBumpus, one of his stenographers. tion of the château into a hospital, in The Bumpuses are of old New England which she and her attendants minisstock, though Janet's father-lacking tered to scores of sick and wounded energy and initiative to fill such a French soldiers. There was no form place in the world as the forbears of service or manual labor in which over whose genealogies he broods- she did not share, and all that she did
a gatekeeper at one of the for the men under her care met with a mills, and his family live on a street quick and grateful response.
Her almost given over to foreigners. Janet experiences were the most interesting herself is of the self-reliant, individual- because her wards were all of the istic type, with an innate fastidiousness peasant class, and she was brought and refinement which supply the place more nearly to the heart of the French of education. In striking contrast is people through the opportunity which her sister Lise, a cheap, showy girl, she had to study the men of whom whose experiences are constantly run- she writes: "In all the long dreary ning parallel to Janet's along a lower months during which hundreds of level. The seething life of the great these humble, uncouth peasants who city is pictured in painstaking detail, ranged from eighteen to fifty years of and the chapters on the strike are all age, came and went from my home; the more effective, perhaps, because mid their sufferings and joys, I never the writer does not bestow his sym- heard a vulgar oath, an unkind word, pathy definitely on either side. Indeed, and yet I knew that with us they felt his attitude from beginning to end is they were under no restraint." Neither singularly non-committal and if the did she hear any boastful recital of story has a "purpose," not every personal experience, for, although reader will discover it. Less discus- many of them wore medals of honor, sion will be roused by this book than they never spoke of what they had by some of its predecessors, but Mr. done or seen. They were always lightChurchill has written nothing of more hearted, always ready to sing at every sustained and varied interest.
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