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NOBODY can read Hall Caine's beautiful last novel, "The Woman of Knockaloe," without being deeply touched by the wonderful simplicity and charm of this parable. The author, who was a passionate advocate of the Allied cause, shows us that the Great War has not only failed to kill war but has frightfully strengthened and inflamed the spirit of it, and that the after-war, which we call the Peace, has been more productive of evil passions than the war itself. That this is so can hardly be denied, although there may be different opinions as to the causes of this sad

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