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CHAPTER IX - HOWARD OVERING STURGIS

four years older than himself, and his devotion only ends with death. Tim is well drawn, and of the nature of a first sketch for the finished portrait of Sainty in Belchamber. Carol is a wishfulfilment rather than a living youth, and too blue and gold and pink to be real. Both boys go to Eton-for Sturgis was in the thrall of his own school and class, and could no more imagine a gentleman not going to Eton than a servant not dropping an ` h.' More interesting than the main relationship is the reaction of the other characters towards it : their irritability and jealousy over an emotion which they do not share or direct and cannot understand. Tim's father is admirably done in this respect, so is Carol's fiancee, and Sturgis already shows himself expert in the less amiable detours of the human heart. Death-which in his later work was to be less accommodating-comes in here as a god, at the suitable moment, to explain and to reconcile. It is a wistful, 'pretty ' book, unlikely to find favour in this hardboiled age, but it can still be read with pleasure if read indulgently, and it was written to please.
If Tim is a meditation, All that was Possible is a tour de force. It records ` a summer in the life of Mrs. Sibyl Crofts, comedian, extracted from her correspondence.' She has been the mistress of a man who has discarded her, as generously as his circumstances permit, and now she has come to a remote valley in Wales, to shut herself up from the world. The neighbours suspect her of immorality and the Henshaws, the chief family of the district, cut her. She writes about it all to a friend in a civilized, amusing way. Then, among her indifferent comments and pleasant accounts of the scenery, a new emotion enters : she is falling in love with Robert Henshaw and he with her. The situation is handled by Sturgis with great subtlety : he is already a competent novelist who knows what he wants to do and how not to overdo it, and he works up step by step to his rather conventional denouement. Sibyl had supposed that Henshaw wished to marry hersurely to a man of his strict morality no other relation could be possible-and all her delicacy was bent on preventing him, since it would hinder his career. But she might have saved herself the trouble : he had never thought of her for a wife !` I had looked on him as an angel-a redeemer-and he had regarded me as something pleasant but wrong, a temptation of St. Anthony,

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