First Edition. Touching story of "an apparently commonplace business man with a large family, chiefly of girls." One of a series of stories "recognized as masterpieces" listed on verso of dustjacket. Author was Commissioner of Indian Affairs under Roosevelt. Near Fine with contemporary bookplate in Very Good dustjacket, small chips and short closed tears mostly to upper edges, small nick mid spine (original cellophane wrapper with printed "50 cents Net" chipped at edges.