FICTION: Joree-jaw

RAINBOW ROUND MY SHOULDER—Howard W. Odum—Bobbs-Merrill ($3).

"I never stays in one place mo' 'n fo' weeks," boasts Black Ulysses. "Leastwise, never mo' 'n five. . . . Sometimes I knows where I wants to go, an' sometimes I jes' git on to go anywhere, jes' anywhere at all, jes' anywhere but where I is." Little matter where, for this colored travelin' man is of versatile profession. Not yet 35, he has covered 40 states, as cotton picker in Alabama, meat packer in Chicago, harvest hand out West, sailor to Honolulu, janitor to mayors of two towns, hand on Mississippi...

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