10 NOVEMBER 1888, Page 24

Bryda. By Mrs. E. M. Field. (Wells Gardner, Darton, and

Co.)—The scene is laid in India about the time of the Mutiny. Bryda's father is an officer whose men rebel and besiege the English in his house. Eventually they escape, and attempt to reach some garrisoned town, but are attacked while rowing down the river; Bryda and her friend Lottie escaping with a faithful servant, only to go through various adventures more or less unpleasant, till they rejoin their party. The tale is good, as showing the risks that children sometimes run, and what their behaviour should be. Of course there is a moral, and a good one too, suited for both old and young. The illustrations are good, and are, like the story, lively and true.