11 JANUARY 1873, Page 20

The Young Squire; or, Peter and His Friend, By Mrs

Elloart. (Warne and Co.)—Peter is a country lad full of fun and courage, who triumphs over a wicked squire and still more wicked bailiff. His contests with evil-disposed persons, his escapes, contrivances, and adventures in general are told with humour and spirit. Virtue prospers as it should, and vice and tyranny are properly punished. The tale has an excellent moral, which will be all the more appreciated because it is not intruded on the reader.