Books: Eye-In-A-Shadow

OBERLIN'S THREE STAGES— Jacob Wassermann — Harcourt Brace ($2.50). In the first of the three stories of this book, a man softly enters the bedroom of a young girl about to be sent to an asylum. She is his ward. She is tubercular. She loves life and is bidding it farewell as she dresses herself a last time before her mirror. She is so preoccupied that she fails to notice her guardian's entrance, or a shooting riot that is in progress in the street. He sits in a shadow watching, then steals away, deeply...

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