Books: In Sao Maharo

THE ANSWERING GLORY — R. C. Hutchinson—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

"I shall come back/' said Miss Thompson, straining at her fever-born helplessness as they took her away from her African island. "I shall come back!"

Miss Thompson did not go back. She had lived 40 years in a simmering green hell where, even the encyclopedias said, a European could not survive a year's visit. She had built tight houses for her black charges. She had tended the sick, cracked an occasional black male pate for wife-beating, tried to teach the Tulasus tidiness and something about her God. In return, the Tulasus called barren...

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