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The Silence of the Sea

(Put Out the Light)
A novel by

If testimony is needed to prove that the soul of France is not dead, 'The Silence of the Sea' offers that testimony. Both in its story and in the circumstances of its publication, it bears eloquent witness to the triumph of the mind of man over circumstances however terrible. 'The Silence of the Sea' was written in Nazi-occupied France. . . It is the story of an old Frenchman and his niece, and of the German officer billeted in their house. No summary of its action can give even the slightest indication of the tensely dramatic quality it possesses.

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