From the New Yorker this chronicle of 93 year old Mr. Flood, who is determined to live to be 115, and who, on his retirement from the house wrecking business, moved into the waterfront hotel, Hartford House, so that he might indulge his love of fish, and the markets in the district. With visits from his old friends -- an embalmer, an ex-policeman, the landlady, and others, Mr. Flood recalls much of the old days, discourses widely on the values of fish as fine food, and manages a pleasant projection of odd anecdotes, odd facts, and odder experiences. The author of McSorley's Wonderful Saloon invests his character with all the highspot personality that made the earlier book so well liked, repeats his fine performance as topflight reporter.