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The Village Watch-Tower

BY

KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN

I vol. 16mo, $1.00.

LONDON

Fifteenth Thousand.

Any one who has read | LONDON
"Timothy's Quest" will SUN.

DAILY
TELEGRAPH. know what to expect from
Mrs. Wiggin something

half-way between tears and laughter, humor
and pathos; the tragi-comedy of simple hu-
man lives, possessing, whatever else they
may be devoid of, an undeniable charm.
It is the extraordinarily acute perception,
the happiness of phrase, the naturalness of
the manner which constitute the charm of
"The Village Watch-Tower" - as well as
the absence of anything artificial or labored,
the justness and appropriateness of the
strokes with which the portraits are com-
Mrs. Wiggin has a keen sense of

Undoubtedly by far the most artistic and convincing book she has yet given us. It excels in

many and diverse directions. The note is
varied the tone is full; pathos and humor
pass and repass into one another without let
or hindrance; each story is complete and
polished. Better workmanship it were im
possible to ask; and Mrs. Wiggin's art is
doubly happy in concealing itself, without a
shadow of affectation or of conscious artifice.
And this is the height of art.
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fun, but it is of the quiet meditative sort,
which comes nearer to humor, and realizes
what, after Virgil, we call " the sense of tears
in human things."

LONDON
DAILY
NEWS.

Every little story is the work

of an artist who can make the
joys and sorrows she predicts the
reader's own for the time being.

BOSTON Assuredly a volume that all BEACON. who have learned to appreciate the author's fine gifts for the portrayal of character and picturesque narration will not fail to delight in.

LONDON

The book is a mine of cha-
racter, of amusement, and

CHRISTIAN
WORLD. pathos.

We have nothing but the most

BRITISH unqualified praise to bestow
DAILY on this book. It has the scent
MAIL

of pine forests and new-mown

hay in all its stories.

THE OUTLOOK,
NEW YORK.

The stories show not

only the old-time qual

ities of humor, keen

ness of observation, and the overflow of in-
tellectual good spirits, but delicacy of feeling,
refinement of touch, and the presence of a
real quality of imagination. This is specially
true of "A Village Stradivarius." "All the
stories share more or less in the increased
skill and force which come from the growth
of the mind and heart behind them.
LONDON
QUEEN.

Wonderfully clever.

Mrs.

Wiggin has no rival... in her

caustic descriptions of the village life of the United States.

Mrs. Wiggin's Other Books.

THE BIRDS' CHRISTMAS CAROL. | TIMOTHY'S QUEST. 16m0, $1.00.
Illustrated. Square 12mo, 50 cents.

THE STORY OF PATSY. Illustrated.
Square 12mo, 60 cents.

A CATHEDRAL COURTSHIP AND
PENELOPE'S ENGLISH EXPERI-
ENCES. Illustrated. 16mo, $1.00.

TIMOTHY'S QUEST. Holiday Edition.

Illustrated by Oliver Herford. $1.50.

POLLY OLIVER'S PROBLEM. Illustrated. 16mo, $1.00.

A SUMMER IN A CANON. Illustrated. 16m0, $1.25.

By Mrs. Wiggin and Miss Nora A. Smith.

THE STORY HOUR. Short Stories. | FROEBEL'S GIFTS. 16m0, $1.00. 16m0, $1.00.

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. 16m0, $1.00.

FROEBEL'S OCCUPATIONS. 16mo, $1.00.

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