The Face and the Mask

The Face and the Mask

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The Face and the Mask by Robert Barr

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Twenty-four delightful short stories are collected in this volume. Mr. Barr is one of the most interesting and remarkable of American writers. "A pure humorist," A. Conan Doyle calls him. He is happily described by The London Atheneaum as a writer who deals with real men and women.

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on papers that the dissolution of the Soho Anarchist League was caused by want of funds. This is very far from being the case. An Anarchist League has no need for funds and so long as there is money enough to buy beer the League is sure of continued existence. The truth about the scattering of the Soho organization was told me by a young newspaper-man who was chairman at the last meeting.

The young man was not an anarchist, though he had to pretend to be one in the interests of his paper, and so joined the Soho League, where he made some fiery speeches that were much applauded. At last Anarchist news became a drug in the market, and the editor of the paper young Marshall Simkins belonged to, told him that he would now have to turn his attention to Parliamentary work, as he would print no more Anarchist news in the sheet.

One might think that young Simkins would have been glad to get rid of his anarchist work, as he had no love for the cause. He was glad to get rid of it, but he found some difficulty in

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