Books: Florida Scrub

SOUTH MOON UNDER—Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings—Scribner ($2).

Florida tourists, viewing the Florida scrub from an Oklawaha River steamer, find it picturesque but not enticing. Even most Florida crackers think the scrub too bewilderingly wild to live in. But this impenetrable-seeming wilderness of pine and sand was just suited to Lantry Jacklin's taste. Onetime moonshiner in Ca'lina, he had killed a revenue man and fled to Florida; the scrub seemed the safest place he could find.

Young Lant, Jacklin's youngest son, shot up like an indigenous growth. When the rest of the children married and...

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