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POCAHONTAS, or The Nonpareil of Virginia—David Garnett—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

Few tales of America's early history can rival the story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Though every schoolchild knows it, present-day writers are beginning to realize that such heirloom images are fit for more than being children's playthings. English Author David Garnett has rescued Pocahontas from the textbook attic and put her in grown-up clothes. With strict fidelity to historical documents he has made a valiant try at turning a pseudo-fairy tale* into a work of art. From oblivion, a fate worse than...

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