The Healers, Volume 1

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D. Appleton, 1906 - 379 pages
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Page 419 - If I recollect, his dismal confession runs something like this : " It was in bleak November When I slew them, I remember. As I caught them unawares Drinking tea in rocking-chairs...
Page 417 - There are * great number of characters, and they are all living, breathing, thinking men and women, stimulating in their contrast to the sawdust puppets of so much of our contemporary fiction. Mr. Maartens writes from the viewpoint at once of humorist, philosopher, and man of the world. He does not pelt us with laboriously prepared epigrams, but a quietly wholesome humor sparkles in all his dialogue. His, in short, is a story to enjoy in leisurely fashion and be grateful for." — New York Sun. "...
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