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BLACK MAGIC—Paul Morand—Vising ($3).

The French have toward Negroes a laboratory attitude, disinterested, refreshing. Volatile Author Morand reflects it in these stories. One of them, "Good-bye, New York!," tells of an exotic beauty who starts out on a de luxe cruise around Africa. She and her maid occupy the royal suite. Her emeralds are the squarest, her mink the darkest. She speaks to only one fellow-passenger, a Bostonian, whom she takes suavely for her lover. A gossiping busy-body spots her as a Negress "passing" for white, horrifies...

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