Books: Lizard in Limbo

THE CAVE AND THE ROCK (276 pp.)—Raoul C. Faure—Morrow ($3.50).

The proper study of mankind may be man, but writers from Aesop to George Orwell have found animals just as handy. Latest to study mankind by animal roundabout is French-born Novelist Raoul Faure, 43, a resident of California since 1941, who uses lizards for his parable, The Cave and the Rock.

The hero of his book is a 1 ft. 4 in. lizard named Frut, a happy-go-lucky character with a decent respect for the customs of his native tableland. Frut says his prayers dutifully, bows...

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