Books: Cloud-Cuckoo Symphony

DELTA WEDDING (247 pp.)—Eudora Welty—Harcourt, Brace ($2.75).

"In the passenger car every window was propped open with a stick of kindling wood. A breeze blew through, hot and then cool, fragrant of the woods and yellow flowers and of the train. The yellow butterflies flew in at any window, out at any other, and outdoors one of them could keep up with the train, which then seemed to be racing with a butterfly. .. . . Once the [train] stopped in the open fields and Laura saw the engineer ... go out and pick some...

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