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scribe a child's impressions of a foreign tour. The idea

has also been happily carried out, and. the result is a pleasant variety of local legend

and history, mingled with the incidents of travel and the adventures of a party. The writer is quite familiar with the art of telling the right tales for a child,—an art which is far more difficult than is usually supposed, one to be gained only thronghentire sympathy with children's minds and habitual love of influencing them aright The last line in this book, from Keble, fitly describes the only trite source of this gift. The pretty ornaments and illustrations of Mr. Whymper will make the book very popular with many a child beside the "May and the three Adas" for whom it was first written, and whose interest in it justified its pub- lication. They are very good little critics, as all nice children are.