19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 59

Beset by Savages. By Herbert Hayens. (James Nisbet and Co.

5s.)—It is quite clear from the adventure recorded in the first three chapters that Dick Harding was " meant for great things "; in due course the great things arrive. He undertakes to find the lost child of Mr. Frederick Thomson, and the undertaking leads him into very strange places, among them an island which has been raided by "black-birders," all the more perilous because the visit is paid in company with the arch " black-birder" himself. Then there is a very dramatic scene in another island; but we must not anticipate Mr. Hayens's story ; it is an excellent bit of work.