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himself to the activities of the army. Indeed, the a comfortable home when a lad, he underwent hardmost interesting chapters are those that portray the ships that might well have daunted an older person. political tricks which resulted in the retirement of Hard work, poor food, and cruel treatment seem to be Fabius Maximus, whose policy had become distasteful to the common lot of sailors, and his case was no excepthe people. The battle of Cannæ and the occupation tion. Though he often suffered much at the hands of of Capua give opportunity for excellent descriptions of overbearing officers and cruel shipmates, he occasionhistorical persons and events. Interwoven with the ally received kind treatment; and these glimpses of the clamor of war and the intrigue of politics is a love story better side of sea-faring life lighten hat would other Both hero and heroine are young Roman patricians, wise be a gloomy picture. A boyish optimism and the friends and lovers; they have a misunderstanding, and memory of home carry him through the hardest trials. in bringing them together the author displays deep During his voyages the author visited many parts of knowledge of the customs of Roman society two thou- the world, and he writes entertainingly of the things he sand years ago.

The book is interesting both for the saw. The book is written in a simple, straightforward story it tells and for the glimpses it gives of life“ in style which gives it an interest that is wholly lacking the brave days of old." C. C. T. in many tales of life on the sea.

C. C. T. [The Lion's Brood. By Duffield Osborne. $1.50. [Dog-Watches at Sea. By Stanton H. King. $1.50. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.]

New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.] Elizabeth Stuart Phelps has made an amusing story Pierre Loti's story of his childhood is fascinating. In about the troubles which came to a family because of his own words, the title might be: “A journal of my a change in servants. The abject helplessness of the extreme and inexplicable sorrows, and some of the boy mistress in her own house is quite as humorous as it is ish pranks by which I diverted my mind from them. pathetic. This story places the responsibility for Such a title would suggest the undertone of sadness maintaining the peace of the home and for saving the which characterizes these memories of sensations family life from the slough of despond upon the experienced by an awakening mind in the struggle to servant. This is a large responsibility to be borne for place itself. The student of psychology finds here a a meagre weekly stipend, a room in the attic, and meals remarkable record of childhood emotions. The ordinary in the kitchen. The domestic service problem will prob- reader can scarcely fail to be charmed by a narrative ably call for another solution.

S. C. 80 deftly told. He who fails to have a sympathetic [The Successors of Mary the First. By Elizabeth thrill

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will appeal in vain only to him for whom the memory of

childhood's exquisite suffering from indefinable fears, The negro question is one that is constantly coming and of its joyous imaginings which “run in the overup for discussion, and in order to give it intelligent grown paths that lead to the unattainable," has died consideration it is necessary to fully comprehend the forever. It is fortunate that the translator has caught true relation existing between the genuine southerner the spirit of the author, and has been able to reproduce and the negro. A social barrier, fostered by sentiment, in considerable measure his beauty of expression. has interposed itself between the races. The author

S. C. of “ When the Gates Lift up Their Heads sets forth

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The time of the story is in the early seventies; the scene is laid in the mountains of North Carolina. Queen Victoria, 1819-1901," is a reprint of the The heroine, Portia Van Ostrade, has inherited a south- biography published in 1897 by the librarian at Windern plantation, and endeavors to support her invalidsor Castle. The present volume contains a supplemother and her grandfather by keeping boarders. Sov- mentary chapter in which the leading events of the last eral northerners are numbered among her guests, and few years in the life of the queen are narrated. The the description of their life of pleasure and recreation superiority claimed for this book is based upon the fact among the forests and mountains cannot fail to hold that the earlier chapters received the approval of the undivided attention of the reader. Various phases Victoria herself. The statements can therefore be of southern life are set before us, the negro sketches relied upon as correct. Although the book is readable, in particular being cleverly written. Interwoven with it does seem that, with the material at hand, the author these incidents is a romance which is almost idyllic in might have made it more interesting.

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The author spent six years in the merchant tables, or of inanimate objects is a substitution, for the service, and an equal length of time aboard a man-of- earlier and more grewsome custom, which increasing

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