Books: Storm Over India

THE RAINS CAME—Louis Bromrield—Harpers ($2.75).

In Ranchipur. mythical capital of a small Indian principality of the same name, a mixed congregation of people are waiting with tense impatience for the June rains to break the heat of a particularly torrid spring. There are the kindly old Maharajah and his sharp old spouse, the

Maharani; Tom Ransome, lean, good-looking profligate and world-wanderer; Fern Simon, pretty daughter of the resident missionary; Major Safti, brilliant native surgeon, and Miss MacDaid, his head nurse; Lord Esketh, a self-made peer, and his lady; attendant functionaries, members of the...

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