This summaryof the novel is from Ernest Baker and James Packman, A Guide to the Best Fiction (London: George Routledge, 1932) — DB

Four tales of past and present. Slain by the Doones is a little study on the theme of Lorna Doone. Crocker's Hole, a story of the catching of a mighty trout, is quite an epitome of Blackmore's humorous story-telling and loving description of nature, and also of his nervous, racy, meandering prose.

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