Books: Peacock Path

A LEGACY (311 pp.)—Sybille Bedford—Simon & Schusfer ($3.50).

Julius von Felden stood with sinking heart in Berlin's Reichseisenbahnhofs-vorstandsamt (Station Master's Office). Across from him, icy, stone-faced officials jotted down the long list of damages inticed by his three small charges. Robert, Leon and Tzara. during the train journey from France ("1 Porcelain Washbasin with Lid, property of the Mittel-Europaeische Schlafwagen Gesellschaft. 1 Enamelled Notice-Plate marked VERBOTEN, property of the Preusfische Staats-Eisenbahm," etc.). Julius begged the little monsters: "Now if you will only be good a little longer, you'll be in your own nice...

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