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A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES, VOL. II (23 pp.)—Steven Runciman— Cambridge University Press ($7.50).

In the cool stone halls of the castle of Kerak, the barons of the realm feasted at damask-laid tables, and toasted their ladies to the music of Oriental minstrels, A wedding was being celebrated, the marriage of the child princess of Jerusalem to a young knight. Outside, the siege engines of a Moslem army hurled huge stones against the walls, and periodically, the guests left the banquet hall to fight for their lives on Kerak's battlements. Only the tower in which the bridal pair was staying was not...

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