Books: Hail Storm

MOTHER AND SON—Remain Holland (translated by Van Wyck Brooks)— Henry Holt ($2.50). "They came there, they set fire to everything. . . . We ran away. Whenever we stopped, we could hear their feet galloping behind us. They were coming like a steam roller, the whole sky was black with them. Like a hail storm coming up. . . . We ran and ran." To this, the way people scampered away from the terror of the German invasion, Author Rolland, pacifist, finds a parallel in the way people let themselves be driven...

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