Books: Zoological Satire

You SHALL KNOW THEM (249 pp.)—Vercors—Little, Brown ($3.50).

Save for the fact that his "little mouth protruded like a snout," that his jaw was chinless and that he had almost no neck, Garry Templemore was a fine baby. With proper feeding and education he might have overcome the handicap of having four hands and become, like his father Douglas Templemore, a British newspaperman. But the world was not destined to know. Garry was a mere 24 hours old when his father gave him a lethal shot of strychnine.

"Is the mother here?" asked the police inspector, as he stood by the body.

"No ....

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