Books: Victorian Horror Story

TRAFFIC IN INNOCENTS (230 pp.)—Charles Terrot—E. P. Dutton ($3.75).

One rainy evening in 1881 a weary, bewildered girl of 17 stood in the middle of London's bustling King's Cross Station. A moment before she had stepped off the train from Sheffield, and now she wondered how in the world she would ever thread the maze of the vast city to the house where she had taken service as a nursemaid. Just then an elderly, well-dressed woman with a kindly face stepped up to her. "Can I help you, my dear?" she inquired. Off they went—but...

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