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The author has written a rollicking story of a masquerade ball, in which the hero took an uninvited part and got out of many troubles into good old-fashioned love for life, all in twelve hours. The story opens in Mouquin's restaurant, in New York, where Mr. Comstoek first sees the lovely Miss Hawthorne. Later in the same evening they meet under most extraordinary conditions at the Blankshire Hunt Club masquerade. They are both there uninvited, just for a lark, and get themselves into many difficulties, from which they are extricated after an exciting experience. Hearts and Masks is a delightful comedy, written in a bright, entertaining style.