Books: The Little Men

CHILDREN & OTHERS by James Gould Cozzens. 343 pages. Harcourf, Brace & World. $5.95.

It is too awful to contemplate what would have happened if Salinger's Hoiden Caulfield had, by some mischance, got into Cozzens' Durham School.

Dr. Holt, the great, hairy headmaster, would roar: "Get out of this room! I'm sick of the sight of you! Report yourself on detention for a month. If you're absent from chapel, the prefects will take care of it. Get out of my sight!" A dozen of the best would be the lot of Hoiden Caulfield, just...

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