Books: Sextette

Six MRS. GREENES—Lorna Rea— Harpers ($2.50).

Old Mrs. Greene never uses an alarm-clock. Instead she trains her companion to whisper, "I think perhaps you would like to waken now and get up." Once awake, Old Mrs. Greene feels too old, too weary, to arrange her own little walks, rests, games of "patience." She lets her companion arrange them. Dinner is the sacred hour; not then, not even afterward, can the companion express a personal opinion. Yet. the companion once breaks that rule. Although only 38, she says to Old Mrs. Greene, "I...

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