Books: Aunt Chasha's Umbrella

A GUIDE FOR THE BEDEVILLED — Ben Hecht—Scribners ($2.50).

When Ben Hecht was six years old his aunt, Tante Chasha, took him to see a Yiddish play in which the hero was falsely charged with stealing a diamond bracelet.

Little Ben yelled his indignation. Ushers rushed to silence him. Tante Chasha smote them hip & thigh with her umbrella. "He's a bright boy," she roared, "and he's got a right to complain. . . ." "Mrs. Swernofsky," begged the manager, "I am really surprised. ... I must ask you to apologize." Tante Chasha shattered...

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