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ROSE OF THE SEA—Paul Vialar—Carrick & Evans ($2.50).

Rose of the Sea, winner of the Prix Femina for 1939, is about a worn-out ship. At less than seven knots she won't steer; at seven, every plate groans and every loose object "strolls." She is a hopeless, unsalable piece of property, and no one knows it better than her owners, hard-boiled Jerome Jardeheu and his noisome Uncle Romain.

Not until they are well out of Cherbourg does Jerome realize what his uncle is up to: the cargo, valued at 1,200,000 francs, is fake; the ship, just...

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