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Hervey Allen


The House by the Marsh

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 [...]

Chicken Blood

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 [...]

Europe in Its Fiction

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 [...]