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Yet onward, England! Though all else be changed,
The faith endures that filled her age with light!
The great heart of thy people beats aright!
Mists of an hour may veil her face from sight,
But here her nations in one voice unite!
August in immortality she stands!
Nor change corrupt the Sceptre in those hands:
She gazes out across her seas and lands,
Mighty in life, in death she still commands
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The eviction of the Scottish crofters siastic delight in wild life which the —always a pathetic theme suggests reader will find contagious, but it is the opening chapters of A. D. Stewart's not the delight of the hunter in quest story, "Heather and Peat.” A father of big game, but of the lover and close emigrating to Canada, a mother dying observer of the wild creatures of the just as the time has come to join him, forests and jungles. Illustrated with a boy left to be brought up in the hos- sixty full-page plates and a multitude pital manse, a fou diing girl who be- of smaller decorations from drawings comes his playmate and love, an old by the author, this is altogether one of woman gifted with second sight, a the most attractive and stirring books carrier with his accumulated lore, the of its class. L. C. Page & Co. village minister and the laird are the principal characters in narrative Herbert K. Job's "The Blue Goose which gives some touching pictures of Chase” (The Baker & Taylor Company) rural life. Fleming H. Revell Co. is a rattling good story of adventure
for boy readers; but it is something Under the title “Under the Roof of more than that. It is a record of real the Jungle,” Charles Livingston Bull experience in an exciting and successgroups fourteen vivid and picturesque ful quest of the habitat of the blue sketches,-half-story and half nature- geese. The author is a naturalist; and study, the fruit of personal adventure he also knows and loves boys. The and experience in the wilds of British boys whom he takes with him in his Guiana. He writes with an enthu- quest have the time of their lives; and
the boys who read about them will not the end of the story is easily imagined, find their adventures less exciting be- but the intervening incidents are full of cause their hunting is done, not with the unexpected, and the interest does guns, but with the camera. If, inci- not flag for a moment. The Macmillan dentally, from the story and from the Company. illustrations which decorate it, they
By a coincidence, “George Thorne," learn something of the uses of the cam
the hero of Norval Richardson's new era and become qualified for like quests,
novel, overhears in the Colorado minso much the better.
ing-office where he is employed as Anna Chapin Ray's “Buddie" is the clerk a conversation which reveals a story of a boy upon whom shortsighted scheme of his employers for cheating parents had bestowed the name "Er- the Eastern owner and at the same nest Angell" but who had so strong an time informs him of a striking resemaversion to the name that he was im- blance between the owner's wife and pelled to challenge to deadly combat himself. By another coincidence, one any boy who called him by it, and of the partners drops from his pocket an whose mischievous conduct at school old newspaper clipping referring to the and among his playmates suggested kidnapping of the capitalist's child, that the appellation was at least pre- some twenty years earlier. George is mature. But he was a hearty, whole immediately struck with the possibility some boy, none the less, and this record of passing himself off as the missing of his experiences, occupations and son, and buying the silence of his emfriendships is likely to appeal to boys ployers by threatening to expose his of a similar type. Boys who read it knowledge of their own plans. The will be glad that it is the first of a se- plot is ingeniously developed, with lavries by a writer who promises to do for ish details of the luxurious life of the boys what she already has done for metropolis; an element of psychological girls in the "Sidney" and "Teddy" interest is introduced in a way to inbooks. Little Brown & Co.
crease its plausibility; and readers who
enjoy a story of its type will count this Less grim and tragic than Jack Lon
an uncommonly good one. L. C. Page don's wont is “Adventure," and quite
& Co. unrelated to any ethical or economic problems—a mere trifle, thrown off in Novel-writing and pamphleteering some holiday mood, no doubt. But it are getting considerably confused. is a picturesque and stirring story of The novel that attacks the conventionlife in the Solomon Islands, its hero a alities is an everyday affair, and the young Englishman at his wits' end to novel that attacks the existing ecofinance bis plantation till bis cocoanuts nomic order is not new, nor the novel begin to yield, to whom appears, as that attacks the church. The novel he is holding in leash a gang of fever that attacks the army is more of a surstricken, mutinous cannibals, an Amer- prise. But the novel that attacks all ican girl at the helm of a whale-boat four at once_can that be a novel at rowed by Tahitian sailors. Joan Lack- all? Isn't it just plain propaganda? land proves to be the heiress of a rich Indeed it can be a novel, and of the Hawaii cattleman with a passion for most readable sort, if its name is “The exploration, and she insists that she is Visioning" and its writer Susan Glasonly following family tradition by join pell, and one is almost tempted to being fortunes, in a “strictly business lieve that she wrote it for art's sake as partnership," with her reluctant host. they did in the brave days of old, and that the propaganda are only designed A brief introduction increases the peras stage-setting for dear Katie Jones, sonal interest of the volume, and one the army girl," her protegée, Ann, the feels sure that it is supplemented by a chorus-girl, her brother, Captain bit of genuine autobiography in the Wayneworth Jones, at work, on his sketeh called "The Madness of Whisnew invention for the Ordnance De- tling Wings." A. C. McClurg & Co. partment, and her lover, “the man who mends the boats," as they play their "The nomadic, bachelor West is separate parts on the beautiful Gov- over, the housed, married West is esernment island in the Mississippi. tablished," writes Owen Wister in the Quarrel as the conservative reader will delightful preface to the volume of stowith its teaching-if it really means to ries of Wyoming which he names teach-the book is certainly one of the “Members of the Family.” Among the brightest of the season. Frederick A. nomads are Scipio Le Moyne, the Stokes Company.
shrewd, genial and upon occasion gar
rulous cow-boy, hunter and guide, wbo The titles of the five novels com- figures in nearly all the stories; Unpleted by Will Lillibridge before his cle Pasco, the bad old gentleman with lamented death at but thirty-one years black coat and white beard who holds of age—“Ben Blair," "Where the Trail up the paymaster in his cabin; McDonDivides," "The Dissolving Circle,” “The ough, the rustler; Lem Speed, the catQuest Eternal," and "The Dominant tleman; Timberline, the stock-tender, Dollar"-suggest the essential char- with Waiting for nothing stamped plain acteristics of his work, his familiarity upon him from head to foot, as it is with the vigorous, picturesque life of stamped upon certain figures all the the West, his protest against conven- world over; Aaron Tace, the shell-game tion and materialism, and his imagina- man, and old Kultus Jake and Frisco tive power with its tinge of melan. Baldy who have crossed the line tocholy. The short stories many of gether into childhood. Less picthem published before in magazine turesque, perhaps, but not less interform--which are now gathered into a esting, are the housed-and-married, volume called “A Breath of Prairie,” such as Jimsy Culloden with his pretty. show the same qualities, and deepen scolding wife; Mr. Edmund, the storethe regret that his career should have keeper at Beekman, with the heap of been so short and the conviction that misplaced seriousness in his system to added years would have added to his conquer, whose happiness fills and reputation. Few writers write so spon- crowds the cabin when he brings the taneously, with such exuberance of en- little school-teacher home to share it thusiasm, out of such genuine sympa- with him; and Sir Francis Drake, thy with their subjects. The long- whose stately figure points a moral for est story in this volume-a study of the final tale. Thoroughly at home in unhappy marriage—is the least char- the region which he loves to describe acteristic and the least successful. But and thorough master of the art of dethe opening sketch, of an ambitious scription, Mr. Wister has few rivals in boy longing to leave the prairie but his field. It is a pity that he someheld by the needs of his father and times resorts to the exaggerated and mother, is wonderfully real and touch- artificial, and so fails of the effect of ing. Equally real, but in lighter vein, absolute reality achieved now and then is "A Dark Horse,” the description of by writers far less brilliant. The a Marathon race in an Iowa college. Macmillan Co.
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