Books: Prehistoric Man

THE GOLDEN ROOMS—Vardis Fisher—Vanguard ($2.50).

The golden rooms were the firelit caves of men in the vast darkness of prehistoric night. When Harg discovered that by rubbing two sticks together he could make fire, he rose to his feet, trembling, and slipped away into the dusk. He thought: "You are the only one in the world who can make fire."

Harg, in this novel by Vardis Fisher, was one of several hundred squat, hairy, apelike men roaming the part of Europe that is now France. They were about 5 ft. 4 in. tall,...

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