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The King's Command. By Maggie Dymington. (Cassell and Co.) —This

also is "a story for girls," but of a more distinctly religions type. Dorothy Curzon, a soldier's daughter, is early left an orphan by her father's death, and takes up her abode with uncongenial relatives. The motive of the story is the duty of taking and keeping the place which God gives II; in spite of difficulties and adverse cir- cumstances. This lesson is well enforced. A pleasant change in the story transfers the scene to Ireland when it is little more than half. told. Altogether, the book will be found entertaining as well as instructive.