18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 25

The Linen-Roont Window. By Caroline Birley. (Wells Gardner and Co.)—This

tale is founded on the curious incident of a fire being caused in a linen-room by the heat of the sun concentrated in the "bull's-eye," as it is called, of a caarse pane of glass, the said pane having been surreptitiously put in by a lad who is afraid to acknow- ledge the damage done. The incident is, we are told, a fact, and it has been ingeniously utilised.