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This is no bedside reader. One is, I suppose, adequately warned by the title to expect something less agreeable than a collection of short stories from the New Yorker. Digests are not made to be read seriatim. Lawyers, familiar with case digests, know better than to expect anything very stimulating to develop from an evening spent in random reading of, say, volume 22 (Mayhem to Motions) of the Third Decennial Digest. One is reminded of the man who said that the dictionary would be interesting reading if it didn't change the subject so often. Well, a digest doesn't change it often enough.