FICTION: Anxious Angel

ALMA—Margaret Fuller—Morrow ($2). Here is a character less rare in life than in literature, an oversexed angel set down among men to minister to their wants as a slavey but never to be wanted for herself. Tall, strong, beautifully made, fine-skinned, middleaged, immaculate, actual Almas are "Cook" or "Nurse" in thousands of U. S. households. They go to the Scandinavian Church religiously. Their eyes grow moist easily over members of "the family."

Alma's need to love is expansive enough to embrace the whole "Free Country" (U. S. A.) of her adoption, and articulate...

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