12 JULY 1890, Page 24

The Treasure - Tower of Malta. By Virginia W. Johnson. (Fisher Unwin.)—This

is a readable story, with a pleasant pair of lovers, and with a distinct touch of Southern colouring and sun- shine about it. Dolores, the heroine, is a natural child of the South, with her romantic temperament and _girlish charm, and the other characters are natural enough. If we except some occasionally unreal sentiment, The Treasure-Tower of Malta is decidedly a pretty story, and one that can be read.