19 DECEMBER 1885, Page 23

Two Ways of Looking at It. By Austin Clare. (S.P.C.K.)—Daisy

Meadows and her father came to take charge of a school in a mining village in the North, he as master, she as mistress of the infant school. Here they encounter James Elliot, one of the miners. The story of their acquaintance and what it ended in, and how it came to end, is told in alternate chapters by the two. This is not an arrange- ment which we much admire; still it makes a fair story. The description of the catastrophe in the mine is decidedly good.