SARAH HALL'S SEA GOD by Theodora du Bois


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A euphoric entertainment of Sarah Hall, widowed in middle-age and put upon by er children, when a trident, a crown and a shell horn (left by her husband) summons up oseidon, a figure of gentlemanly grace and buoyant charm whom she suspects- not without reason- is a missing dentist Gilley from Hartford. Setting forth on her sailboat with oseidon- who is looking for the Golden Fleece, with Michael- her grandson, and Jane, er niece whose love for a distant Hapeburg- now a D.P.- has ended in legalistic involvements, they head for Florida. Poseidon is pursued by a vindictive Mrs. Gilley and her two daughters he intervenes to save Jane from Maxie-her Hapsburg; he engages in a few reprehensible incidents but Sarah is able to protect her sea god until a common cold is his undoing and he is taken home to Hartford, divested of his trident, his horn, his crown, his youth and his powers....A fantasia which is gentle and gay and suitably insubstantial.

Pub Date: Jan. 24th, 1951
Publisher: Doubleday