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THE CRUISE OF THE Breadwinner (112 pp.)—AY. E. Bates—Little, Brown ($ 1.50).

A violent, muffled rattle split the still morning air over the English Channel. "That ain't no gun-testing," said Skipper Gregson, gripping the wheel of the tiny patrol boat and staring into the sky. Seaman Snowy, 16, whose eyes and ears were sharp, stood at the rail, cried suddenly: "There's a plane out there! Two planes." "Go on!" mocked Jimmy, engineer and third man of the Breadwinner's crew. "I can hear [a Messerschmitt]," Snowy shouted. "What was the other [plane]?" Gregson asked. "They both gone now," said the boy sadly. But,...

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