I shall have plenty of time to read. How lovely that will be!"" burbles Elfrida Thistlewood when she inherits a house by the sea in Devonshire. But she also has time to take walks and native-watch and nurture nature--milking the cow Pansy and feeding her pigs. Then there's Glen, an actor, who shows up there, very badly, when he abandons his youngster, and Elfrida's final legacy is a stamp collection and a young man to marry. Yes, there are those with plenty of time to read and they don't mind wasting it on this kind of restorative-sedative. Make the distinction and take your choice.