Books: Little Rollo, Sliced

A DAUGHTER OF THE NOHFU—Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

O Haru was a farmer's daughter. She said things like "Hai-hai!" and "O-i!" and "Ma-a!" So did everybody else in Takiya. They understood each other perfectly. They wanted no truck with newfangled gadgets like alarm clocks that went ji-ji-ji-ji. What they really liked was the noise of the silkworms feeding in the loft, the village bell calling to some occasion of innocent merriment—Don-don! Don-don!

Just the same, they could not stay away from the big city. O Haru's sister had gone there and was so lost to shame that she got a job...

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