In this new novel, executed with his accustomed brio, the famous novelist X, to whom we are already indebted for so many masterpieces, has decided to confine himself to very clear-cut characters who act in an atmosphere which everybody, both adults and children, can understand. The plot revolves, then, round the meeting in a bus of the hero of this story and of a rather enigmatic character who picks a quarrel with the first person he meets. In the final episode we see the mysterious individual listening with the greatest attention to the advice of a friend, a past master of Sartorial Act. The whole makes a charming impression which the novelist X has etched with rare fidelity.

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