A rather touching character novelette of an old man and his career as school master in an English school. The story develops naturally, and ""Mr. Chips"" is symbolic of what the better emotions do toward making people important to those with whom they come into even casual contact. It is responsible for the sparkle, for the sympathy, for the repose found in some men. A difficult subject to handle, yet the author has done it admirably. It is reprinted from the Atlantic Monthly, as a result of continuous request since its magazine appearance. A good book for plus sales, for a gift to an elderly person, and so on. But too thin in plot, too slight in form to warrant expectation for a wide distribution. It might, however, receive the same sort of attention which kept MASTER OF THE INN alive for a generation.