16 FEBRUARY 1895, Page 24

The Shen's Pigtail. By "Mr. M—." (T. Fisher Unwin.)— This

volume of the "Pseudonym Library" contains some curious, not always edifying, sketches of life in China. The longest, which gives a name to the book, gives a strange insight into the way in which the country is honeycombed with secret societies. The second might as well have been omitted.