Books: Evolution in Parvo

JEHOVAH'S DAY — Mary Borden — Doubleday, Doran ($2.50) A competent novelist, Mary Borden has set in frameworks of nice prose such swift tumultuous stories as Jane, Our Stranger and Flamingo. But none of her past work presaged the ambitious conception, the flights of rhetoric displayed in her present work, which is the story of Evolution reduced to the limits of the popular novel. Jehovah's "day," a million years in human reckoning, dawns with Eryops, fat and repulsive Mud Puppy who dragged himself from primordial slime; ends with Peregrine, fat and lovable scientist who...

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