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Recently announced -of-the-Month for August, this is certain of a wider sale than it would have had . It was reported by this office 1/1/45 as follows:- ""This is definitely out of the -- a story with an authentic ring that the disillusionment of Happy , sometimes known as """", as one ambition and one ideal after another collapses on him. The story is not is Peking and its envir the time is presumably contemporary, clouds are only on the and is no of social revolution beyond a tiny glimpse Happy Boy catches. His sole aim is to own his own rickshaw; his country- ideals straight and honest. And he finds repeatedly that his own rickshaw at best an goal -- and honesty not always the best policy. He is -- loses his first rickshaw and his hard-earned -- and is put late ragged uniform; he , taking as his right three -- and is neither followed nor recaptured he loses his new savings -- the price of a life -- and is by a trick to marriage with Tiger Girl -- then loses her their stillborn son and his second rickshaw. He tries to rebuild his life and lines -- that too proves durt and ashes. At the , finding again the girl he loses and taking her from a bawdy house, he sees once a glean of hope in life ahead Simply told -- with unsuspected .""...The period that has since reading the script reenforces the original opinion. The book's chief interest lies in its feel of inside Chinese thought any way of life -- its unusualness. But it still -- somewhat unactivated. Watch it.

Pub Date: July 30th, 1945