18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 25

The House of the Little Wizard. By Joyce Darrell. (Hatchards.)

—This is a well-told story of German life, the principal character being one Neati, a little peasant maiden, who is chosen to be the companion of an invalid boy, and who, after going through great tribulation from false accusation, comes out triumphant at the last. A touching little love-story is entwined with the tale of Nesti's for- tunes. The illustrations are from the pencil of Miss E. M. S. Scannell, whose skill we have already had occasion to praise.