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By Ann Beattie

To her most recent novel, Beattie brings a similar documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that experience made her probably the most acclaimed portraitists of up to date American existence. Marshall Lockard, a professor on the neighborhood university, is considering adultery, unaware that his spouse is already committing it.

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And with the spy were several policemen in uniform, their short swords dangling at their sides. " cried Mr. Damon. " "Start the motor, Ned! " cried Tom, and a moment later the hum of machinery was heard, while the police and the spy broke into a run, shouting and waving their hands. CHAPTER XV. PURSUED Slowly the airship arose, almost too slowly to suit those on board who anxiously watched the oncoming officers. The latter had drawn their short swords, and at the sight of them Mr. Damon cried out: "Bless my football!

No, everything is all right, so far," answered Ivan Petrofsky. "I didn't have the success I hoped for, and we may have to wait here for a few days to get news of my brother. But these men have been very kind to me," he went on, "and they have ways of getting information that I have not. " exclaimed the one who had first spoken. "We will yet win you to our cause, Brother Petrofsky. " exclaimed the exile firmly. "Peaceful measures will succeed. But I am grateful for what you can do for me. " The Nihilists were made welcome after Mr.

Cautioned Mr. Petrofsky, with a warning look, and Tom subsided. Finally the tanks were full, the man was paid, and he started to drive away. " cried Tom, as he took his place in the pilot house, while Ned went to the engine room. " "Yes, and we'll need it, too," said the Russian. " asked Tom. " was the answer, and Ivan Petrofsky pointed across the field over which, headed toward the airship, came the man who had sought a quarrel with Tom. And with the spy were several policemen in uniform, their short swords dangling at their sides.

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