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Books: Golly-Golly

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CAMBRIC TEA — Rebecca Lowrie — Harpers ($2.00). Author Lowrie has re-membered a few intensely recognizable bits of childhood: her stray animals’ cemetery, with a particularly fine brick for canary David’s headstone; her turning agnostic because no God smote her for saying “golly-golly-golly” all through church; her discovery of The Count of Monte Cristo, and amazement, on being called to supper, that all her humdrum world was going on just as usual.

Realizing that incidents so authentic are not numerously remembered, Mrs. Lowrie does not try to stretch the charm of her simple record beyond 164 small pages.

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