FICTION: Yarn Fever

THE HIGH ADVENTURE—Jeffery Farnol—Little, Brown ($2). "We are out upon the high adventure, you and I; battle, murder and sudden death, Bill; blood, fire and stricken field are all one to us. Show me your teeth—excellent! Look at these fists—sufficient, I venture to think. . . . Come!" Thus Jeremy Veryan to his dog as he sets out across Mr. Farnol's newest pages to escape a crabbed guardian, find his father's murderer and woo a real storybook heroine in that most romantic of epochs, the day of...

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