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SYNOPSIS: A novel of life in an Indian garrison town, Amritpore, this story centers in the household of Madame de St, Remy, a French widow who owns and operates an indigo factory. She despises the English colony, particularly eccentric old Mrs. Lyttleton, who has befriended Madame’s dark-haired son, young Jacques de St. Remy. Jacques has an intimate of his own age, Hardyal, a sensitive young Hindu. To break up these friendships, his mother sends Jacques off to school in the Indian uplands. There he chums up with a schoolmate,
» Our Anglo-American relations are now, as Walter Lippmann says, so deeply engaged that “they cannot be severed.” But they must be clarified.
» The Liberal Arts have necessarily been minimized in our military training. How shall we bring them back when the war is over?