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THE MAN WHO PRESUMED (334 pp.)—Byron Farwell—Holt ($5).

The notorious words "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" have perhaps aroused more merriment than any other phrase coined by man. But so far no one has suggested a better way of greeting a hypersensitive Scots clergyman who had found himself a perfect hideout in darkest Africa and did not particularly want to be disturbed by civilization's emissary. The wonder is that so plain a man as Henry Morton Stanley should have been able to coin so Chesterfieldian a mode of address. U.S. Author Byron Farwell's detailed new biography (which follows by half a year...

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