Books: Goodbye, Papa, Goodbye

LITTLE COQUETTE—Renée de Fontarce McCormick—Houghton Mifflin ($2.75).

Maxence d'Entremont was a big, jovial man with a big round head, no hair, a prominent brow, wide shoulders, a deep chest, long legs and almost no neck. When the doorbell rang in the morning he would shout: "The police!" When he led his daughter across the street he would say: "Let's keep together; it will cost them more to run over two persons." He could sketch brilliantly, but would not. He fought 17 duels.

The telephone girl who listened in on all his calls, and to whom he...