Books: Play, Gypsies!

TKE WHITE WITCH (439 pp.)—Elizabefh Goudge—Coward-McCann ($4.95). "0 boro Duvel atch' pa leste!" cried Froniga to Yoben—meaning, in Romany, "The great Lord be on you!" Then Froniga "came into his arms with the simplicity of a child." But, as usual, Yoben held his fire. "I am a man to whom the love of woman is forbidden," this stern gypsy tinker had told Froniga, and try as she would to penetrate his enigma with darts from "her long-tailed dark eyes," Yoben was mute and cold as old pewter.

The setting of this latest, bestseller-bound historical novel by Elizabeth Goudge (rhymes with Scrooge) is...

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