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Waters of Fayle. By Cicely Farmer. (Hutchinson. 7s. 6a: net.)—This

is one of the novels which, though beginning with considerable promise, fail to sustain their interest. The strange establishment at Fayle has considerable attraction, and mystery, and the child Rosa is well drawn. But the latter part of the book, when Rosa grows up, lives in London, and finally leaves her father by name for her father in blood, is not very successful.