Books: Moonstruck

THE HOPKINS MANUSCRIPT — R. C. Sherriff—Macmillan ($2.50).

While gathering brushwood for a fire to keep off the packs of wild dogs that roam the former site of London, an archeologist of the Royal Society of Abyssinia found an ancient, 20th-century thermos bottle. In the bottle was the Hopkins Manuscript. Since the damp climate of the British Isles rotted all books and papers, practically the only other records of the white man's glory known to the vigorous civilizations of the East were a rusty iron tablet (when deciphered, it read: Keep Off the Grass) and an oblong stone (it was believed to...

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