A scrapbook of vignettes of Irish village life -- brief diversions. There are stories of boyhood -- the hero's first confession; his adventures in attempting to promote the noble ethics of English school stories in his own school; his rescue of his father from the evils of porter. Then the parade of village incidents -- the servant girl who was indiscreet; a lawyer's battle; the search for and falling away from religion; love, death and marriage. A pleasant company moving in a leisurely fashion with no appearance of strain. Sound, genial yarns, well told.