Books: In Big Footsteps

THE LEAF IS GREEN—John V. Craven —Knopf ($2.50).

Hero Dan Gardiner, Princetonian, is "rich as a louse" but woe comes to him nevertheless. His sweetheart, Lois Miller, whose charm is not clearly indicated, marries another man. Hero Gardiner lies about a drinking scrape, is expelled from the university. After he loafs around home for a while, spending his time with a group of undistinguishable cronies who drink a greal deal and generally do not amount to much. Dan's kindly Uncle Mark is sympathetic when the young man confesses a longing...

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