Originally scheduled for October publication, this was reported as follows:- ""An unimportant collection of short stories by the author of The Ballad and the Source. Most of the stories have children as central characters; Miss Lehmann has a singularly sympathetic perceptive way of handling children, of seeing late their thoughts and emotions. The title story gives one an oblique awareness of the tragedy in a child who has known only poverty but who glimpses ways that are different and strives to escape from reality into imagination; several of the stories revolve around John and Jean (query -- are these deliberately nostalgic, with a quality of reminscence?) -- of a household that expresses a way of life that will not return. The final story captures the confusion and turmoil of a village entertainment and the people in different way's involved in putting it on. The author's name will give this more impetus to sales than the average collection of short stories.