Books: Central American Anecdote

THE BRIDGE IN THE JUNGLE—B. Traven—Knopf ($2.50).

Gales, a businesslike American in the middle of a Central American jungle looking for alligators, came upon a little Indian village by the side of a river. People said that he had once been interrupted when he was just on the point of raising an Indian from the dead, which gave him a useful reputation. He got to know the Indians in the village: the master of a pump station which pumped water through the jungle to a railroad depot; the pump master's wife, an aristocrat because...

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