10 NOVEMBER 1888, Page 16


[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—From the kind way in which your reviewer has mentioned my book, "The Captain of the Wight," I feel sure he would be the last to wish a wrong impression of it should get abroad through a mistake of the printer. There is not one word of " jilting " in the story, from beginning to end ; but there.is good deal about "tilting," a very different matter in a book written for boys. The misprinting of the names " Leslie " for Lisle, and " Chepe " for Cheke, is immaterial in a review ; but I trust you will pardon me calling attention to the other more