Books: Again, Deeping

ROPER'S Row—Warwick Deeping— Knopf ($2.50). "Dark and pale," Chris Hazzard was a "little fellow, narrow shouldered, fragile, and lame"—with a big head and "defiant" hair and "a something in his eyes." Ruth Avery, living next-room in London's poverty-stricken Roper's Row, was "a dusky thing, far darker than he was—slim and sensitive . . . not smiling her face had a mute, apprehensive sadness." Yet to Ruth, as to all persons, Hazzard felt unfriendly, not only because he thought his lameness set him apart, but because all social feelings were at a very low...

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