READABLE NOVELS.—The Lure of the Elate Drum. By Margaret Peterson.
(Andrew Melrose. 6s.) — A rather unpleasant story of Indian' life, with a melodramatic native villain, a multitude of adverbs, and a young man who, "plunging both hands in his pockets, took the bull by the horns."—The Lanchester Tradition. By G. F. Bradley. (Smith, Elder and Co. 3s. 6d. net.)—This story of school life is concerned, not with the boys, but with the inasters, and, in its Sketches of playing field and common room, is written with much quiet.humour.and observation: . . .