Books: Pa's Puzzles

A LITTLE BOOK OF CHARADES—Alfred G. Rolfe—Christopher Publishing House, Boston ($1).

A lonely traveler dreading my first Remarked, "I am all my second. My third is coming, I fear the worst, on a friendly second I reckoned." And then a smile o'er his features stole For he heard the perfect voice of my whole.

A puzzle, not a surrealist limerick, the foregoing verse is a sample of the 50 "charades" contained in this second book of poems by the famed, well-beloved 77-year-old senior master of The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa. The whole word, obtained...

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