TALL TALES AND SHORT by Edmund Ware Smith


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Last Fall a new writer appeared on the Derrydale list rather shyly putting in his bid for popularity in that famous company of authors. The sale of the book was excellent. So was, the book. Here's the second group of tales from the Maine woods told with the same wit and ease that characterized the earlier book, A Tomato Can Chronicle. It is a perfect introduction to the charm of Maine for the sportsman who has never been there, a first rate vehicle to bring back happy memories of fishing and shooting to old habitues. The shy old poacher with his naive manner out-witting the sheriff is a character worth meeting, so is the sheriff and the whole lusty company. They are real flesh and blood, the reader is caught up and soon finds himself very much a part of the company. This simple quality was responsible for the first book's catching on so quickly and will go far toward selling out the second. Watch it this year.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1938
Publisher: Derrydale