Books: The Shepherd

CYRUS THE GREAT (309 pp.)—Harold Lamb—Doubleday—($4.50).

The wily moneylender was puzzled by his casual conversation with the two strange horsemen who had ridden into Babylon that day in 539 B.C. One of the men was dressed as a servant, the other as master; yet the servant spoke like a lord, and the questions he asked were odd for an ordinary visitor. He seemed intrigued by the River Euphrates, and when he rode on. he said to the moneylender: "I am much indebted to you today, for you have shown me the way that I can open into your city." A few months...

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