This was published in 1901 by Simon & Schuster. Now, with the other books under the Little, Brown banner, this book has come to join them. It is not likely to appeal particularly either to those who liked the grand sweep and panorama of Son of Marietta nor the quiet humor and unique charm of Lions Starve in Naples. It is melodrama, with a romantic central character which becomes rather shoddy as he unfolds, and with a background first of Capri, where Mario was a boatman taking visitors to the Blue Grotto, finally of the rebellion-torn inland districts of Paraguay. There is a deftness in spinning a yarn that holds the interest as one reads but in the last analysis it is a rather disappointing book.