Here's a book for that special gift table where certain types of books, -- such as The Master of the Inn, -- with a mystical flavor, manage to pile up a considerable sale, month in, month out. An inspirational book, for those who need help in trouble. ""The visitor"" comes, unannounced, when some knotty problem of thought needs to be solved, some tangle unravelled. He helps the storyteller -- he helps ""John's wife"" to clearer understanding of life and love and the whys and wherefores of some of the daily inconsistencies. Perhaps the text of the book is found in this: ""Happiness is not a product of circumstances, but a great fact of life, for time and eternity, and that, to the man who understands this fact, circumstances can neither give anything nor take anything away.