O Sugarman don't leave me here

Cotton balls to choke me

O Sugarmn don't leave me here

Buckra's arms to yoke me . . .

His name is Milkman, his aunt is Pilate, and his father is Dead; who is this character, and in what novel did he appear?

All entries (one per person) must be clearly written on postcards and mailed to: Book Bag, The Washington Post, Washington D.C. 20071, and must include complete return address and competition number.

The winning entry will be the first correct answer drawn at random.

Employes of The Washington Post Company and their families are not eligible to enter.

Entries must be received no later than December 22.

The winner's name and city of residence will be announced in the December 28 Book World.

A Washington Post Book World book bag will be sent to the winner. BOOK BAG 68:

Question: A literary gentleman of the 20th-century who was a friend of F. Scott Fitzgerald's and an ex-husband of Mary McCarthy, also had a leporine nickname. Who was he and what was his nickname?

Answer: Edmund Wilson, and his nickname was "Bunny".

The winner: Sheila Carroll of Chevy Chase, Md.