Books: Great God Cobra

AN INDIAN JOURNEY—Waldemar Bonsels—A. & C. Boni ($4).

The better to study enigmatic reptile nature, the Sahib kept a cobra under glass, until he found he was losing caste with the natives for imprisoning a god. And throughout his Indian sojourn he learned to understand that reverence for the almighty cobra. One night he was wakened by an unearthly din; his terrified dog crept under the mosquito netting with him. In a pool of moonlight a family of cats fought with a host of rats: danse macabre to the rhythm of warlike squeaks and...

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