A story of 2 brothers in love with their adopted sister Viviette. The jealousy of one brother develops into a serious conflict that forces a finale to the situation. I’m not sure the best comprises and choices were made in the end, but it ends happily for a few and probably okay for the rest
The book is a collection of adventures of a French romantic vagabond of sorts. I enjoy William Locke books, but am not a fan of short stories, so didn’t read the whole book. The parts I did read were humorous and clever and reminded me of Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” books, I just like novels more.
A fun story about a man who un-expectantly becomes master of a genie. He wants nothing to do with the genie, it won’t leave and causes problems with magic. (I personally would have taken advantage of having my wishes granted, I don’t understand this guy or Major Nelson).
A rags to riches story of a boy who goes from a poor and cruel childhood to young political leader of England in love with a beautiful woman. The story doesn’t hold any surprises; the kid was extremely handsome, extraordinarily smart, optimistically driven, and had lots of good luck, so you knew he wouldn’t fail. Well written but wasn’t my favorite of William Locke’s books, but maybe I’m just envious of articulate attractive brilliant people that get everything they want out of life.