A nice family picture -- with somewhat the appeal that The Rectory Family had, with the focus this time on a lawyer's place in the community. The life -- the cases -- of the author's father as a lawyer in the town of Phelps, New York. How he came to settle there, how he won friendship and trust of his neighbors, how he conducted his cases in and out of court. He is a distinctive figure, this lawyer who practised 50 years in one town; he brought tolerance and adaptability to the problems he had to meet. A book which older men will find especially interesting. The Country Doctor market.