Books: In Lilliput Land

MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE (255 pp.)—T. H. White—Putnam ($2.75).

The men & women of Lilliput stood a good six inches in their stocking feet. Mounted on speedy rats and armored in the wing cases of beetles, they hunted mice and moles, and caught fish with horsehair. They wrote unsentimental Lilliputian love poems, such as:

Mo Rog



Hlin varr.

—which means: "Give me a kiss, please, Miss. I like your nose''— and two-line essays on moral subjects (e.g., "Nothing fails like Success"). They spoke English fluently, but after the manner (somewhat corrupted) of their 18th Century creator, Jonathan Swift. They would say: "He fell Victim to...

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