Religion: Solitary

Roman travelers in the century after Christ would return to Rome with stories of naked hermits met in far, desert places, whose repeated word was the strange word which eventually worried Rome into believing it: "God is love. . . ."

To the new Rome that is the U. S. has returned one of its adopted sons, the ubiquitous, restless Russian painter of Philadelphia, Capt. Vladimir ("Vovo") Perfilieff, erstwhile of the Tsar's Cossacks (TIME, Dec. 19, 1927). Some years he goes to the Balkans. Once he went to Haiti with Naturalist William Beebe. Two years ago he went "up" north down the...

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