THEY COULD DO NO OTHER: A VOLUME OF STORIES. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., n.d. [1932]. Octavo, original black cloth. First edition. Twelve stories set in Dartmoor and written in the author's style of regionalistic realism. Most are serious but upbeat. Several involve adventure and crime. "The Wise Woman" concerns a reputed witch whose power really consists of the uncommon degree of common sense she possesses. Hubin (1994), p. 645. Cloth a bit rubbed and marked, photograph of Devon clipped from a magazine is affixed to front paste-down, the Devonshire locales of each of the twelve stories is neatly penciled on the rear free endpaper. Uncommon. (#113450).

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