The old black crone beside the fire Will be awake this Friday night,
Honing an axe—honing, honing—
And a West Indian melody intoning.
For Saturday will bring at early light The wagons with the chickens from the farm,
And she will taste the last o [...]
No there is never anybody there,
Only a battered memory in its face Remains like wisdom in a platitude,
Hardly worth while to trace.
Yet on one night of highest altitude Canopus always comes to satisfy Himself with watchdog stare And bloodshot eye Th [...]
Utile Man, What Now? By Hans Fallada. New York: Simon and Schuster. $2.50, Men of Good Will. By Jules Romains. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $2.50. The Pascarclla Family. By Franz Werfcl. New York: Simon and Schuster. $2.50.
Gradually it is perco [...]