odds and ends, various little
In plain truth, instead of worrying him, the sudden skipping off of the two of them filled Oscar with a sense of peaceful relief.
He spent the day in puttering placidly through various little odds and ends he wanted to clear up. One was a letter to a very dear little woman in Sweden, or rather, to be quite accurate, a dear very big woman in Sweden, whom he...
Rufus King (1893-1966), author of whodunit crime novels
wikipedia : link
There was also a later, Popular Library #43 paperback of this (1945), illustrated by
H. Lawrence Hoffman (1911-77), wikipedia : link;
gallery of his covers at flickr : link
(a wonderful gathering, btw; photostream : link)