Books: James the Giant Killer

THE BEAST IN ME AND OTHER ANIMALS (340 pp.)—James Thurber—Harcourt, Brace ($3).

What should a visitor to George Bernard Shaw say, apart from "This is a mighty nice place you've got here"? Who, or what, ate Archeologist Wesley L. Mill-moss, the excavator of "Middle-Western Man"? What lad won the Frank D. Waterman Prize for "the best and most varied" autograph album of 1932? What is the relationship between "a male Wedlock" and "a female Volt with all her Ergs in one Gasket"? Why did Herbert F. Pritchard insist that he was the author of Cymbeline?

All these questions and a few thousand more...

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