13 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 29

IN DAYS THAT ARE DEAD. By Sir Hugh Clifford. (John

Murray. 7s. 6d.)—The author is distinguished in another field than that of fiction and those studies which are incidents of Sir Hugh's early career, such as " In the Rushing of Many Waters," are more successful than the sketches which are purely fiction. Malaya, its people, its scenery, and its waterways are brought before the reader freshly and with great vigour. There is one _terrible story entitled " Alone : A Story of Very Early Days in Borneo," which it would be difficult to beat for horror, but " The King of the Sedangs," the next in the volume, is instinct with a relieving humour. Altogether, a notable collection of Eastern stories.