THE LISTENERS by Herbert Whiting


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Fair enough tale of one summer and what it brought to the assorted lives of the Massingleys, Hodge, the new tutor, and Miss Hatch, secretary to the Massingley children's aunt, Eve, who deliberately widens the breach between her brother and his children. But Hodge brings new meaning into their lives, until Eve makes trouble there, too, estranging him from Meg and driving Jan to near tragedy. Finally, it is Miss Hatch, her secretary, who is forced into using her knowledge of Eve's secret to drive her out of their lives. A story of how skeletons from the past influence the unfolding of boy into adult life.

Publisher: Appleton-Century