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By Jerzy Kosinski

A searing novel from a author of foreign stature, The satan Tree is a story that mixes the existential vacancy of Camus's The Stranger with the universe of overseas playboys, violence, and homicide of Patricia Highsmith's The proficient Mr. Ripley. Jonathan Whalen's existence has been made up our minds from the beginning via the substantial fortune of his father, a metal mogul. Whalen's childlike savor strength and standing masks a better want, a wish to consider existence intensely, via medicinal drugs, violence, intercourse, and makes an attempt at significant reference to other folks -- even if enthusiasts or the reminiscence of his lifeless mom and dad. however the actual is all that feels actual to him, and as he embarks on a trip to Africa together with his godparents, Whalen's embody of amoral thrill speeds up towards final success. Now in a Grove Press paperback, Kosinski's vintage, acclaimed as "an remarkable novel ... it may ascertain Jerzy Kosinki's place as one in every of our most important writers" -- Newsweek "Savage ... [Whalen is] a foolproof, undying American character." -- Mary Ellin Barrett, Cosmopolitan

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Oh, Tom! " Mary seemed much alarmed, and again begged Tom to be on his guard, which he promised to do. Had Mary known the warnings uttered by Lieutenant Marbury she might have had more occasion for worry. " asked his companion, when the two men had strolled out of sight, and the young people were on their way back to the launch. "Well, it's possible. I have been warned that foreign spies are trying to get hold of some of my patents, and also to hamper the government in the use of some others I have sold.

Nothing definite enough to warrant us in acting," was the answer of the government man. " asked Ned impulsively. "The French! " "Tell him about Eradicate, and the man who wanted to buy the mule, Tom," suggested Ned, Thereupon the young inventor mentioned the story told by Eradicate. He also brought out the fire−bomb, and explained his theory as to how it had operated to set the red shed ablaze. "I think you are right," said Lieutenant Marbury. " Ned exclaimed. "So they are, in a certain measure," the officer went on.

THE CAPTURE Tom Swift was something like a fireman. He had lived so long in an atmosphere of constant alarms and danger, that he was always ready for almost any emergency. His room was equipped with the end in view that he could act promptly and effectively. So, when he heard Eradicate's alarm, though he wondered what the old colored man was doing out of bed at that hour, Tom did not stop to reason out that puzzle. He acted quickly. His first care was to throw on the main switch, connected with a big storage battery, and to which were attached the wires of the lighting system.

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