Books: Mud Pie

THE TRIUMPHANT CLAY (252 pp.)—Rupert Hughes—House-Warven ($3.50).

"You are beautiful."

"Nah, nah!"

"You are wonderful."

"Nah, nah."

"I'm crazy about you!"

"I am crazy about zhoo."

"You are very beautiful."

"I am ogly. I don't know nossingk."

"You know everything."

"Nah, nah."

Dazzled by such repartee, Aniela, the Polish hired girl, soon said yah.

Not everyone will be so easily impressed. In The Triumphant Clay, Rupert Hughes—who has written more than a score of popular novels and a three-volume biography of Washington—has hurled at his public a great soft pie of semipornographic muck.

Aniela, it develops, "was miraculous...

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