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Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Vol 4, 1974: The Boy Who Invented the Bubble Gun / The Good Shepherd / The Property of a Gentleman / His Majesty's U-Boat
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 4 1974 The Boy Who Invented the Bubble Gun / The Good Shepherd / The Property of a Gentleman / His Majesty's U-Boat Author:Paul Gallico, Douglas Reeman, Thomas Fleming, Catherine Gaskin THE BOY WHO INVENTED THE BUBBLE GUN: AN ODYSSEY OF INNOCENCE — A young boy has a brilliant idea for a toy - a toy gun which shoots bubbles. He builds a working model of it, and shows it to his father. Unfortunately, his father shows no interest in the toy. So, to demonstrate to his father that it is worth doing, he gets on a bus and takes it to W... more »ashington to patent it. This is his story, and the story of the people he meets along the way. A lovely story of an innocent child coming to terms with the fact that the world is an unfair place
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Set against a crowded tapestry that encompasses both the grandeur of Rome and the politico-religious life of a middle-sized American city, this is the story of a cardinal's arduous struggle to be a true priest -- a good shepherd -- in the Church he serves and loves.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
There were treasures at Thirlbeck, home of the 18th Earl of Askew. Treasures beyond one's wildest dreams. Then lovely young antique dealer Joanna Roswell and her mentor pay a visit to Thirlbeck, and are confronted not only with rare splendors of the past, but with the shadow that has darkened Thirlbeck for more than three centuries.
HIS MAJESTY'S U-BOAT
February 1943. As the balance of the war slowly shifts in Britain's favour, Lieutenant-Commander Steven Marshall brings his battle-scarred submarine into home port. Captain and crew are exhausted after fourteen months' continuous service, but for most there can be no thought of leave. If the enemy collapse in North Africa is to be exploited, every experienced man will be needed. Marshall must return to the Mediterranean, but this time to a very different kind of war. For his new command is secret and extremely hazardous -- a captured German U-boat...« less