Books: Pterodactyl's Pilot

SAGITTARIUS RISING—Cecil Lewis— Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

When Cecil Lewis joined the British Royal Flying Corps in the spring of 1915 he was 17 years old. The mechanically-minded son of a minister, he was already so tall (6 ft. 3 in.) that the primitive flying machines of that period could scarcely hold him. When he made his first flight in a Maurice Farman "Longhorn," with his doubled-up knees interfering with the "handlebars" that worked the ailerons, he could understand why the War Office had almost turned him down at first glance. For the airplanes...

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