Books: Exiled Conqueror

INDIGO—Christine Weston—Scrlbner ($2.50).

The white children of Amritpore played in the crumbling brick ruins of the old Fort among the ghosts of the French and English soldiers who had died there in the wars of the English for India. Sons and daughters of the veterans, they slept through the clamorous Indian night like little spiders in their webs of mosquito netting. They awakened to the sound of jackals, their minds filled with the Hindu verses that translate the cries of animals and birds into speech; to them the jackals said: One dead Hindu! Where?...

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