Mr. C. R. Prance, of Nylstrom, Transvaal, sends a practical
little pamphlet on Home Made Furniture (Bloemfontein : the Friend, 2s. 6d. net) which helps one to realize the primitive conditions of the back-veldt, where the settler, unless he is rich, has to make his own tables and chairs. " After a week with the dam-scraper you really want a deep, lazy chair for the stoep or the sitting-room to take the kink out of your back," says Mr. Prance, and he proceeds to explain, with diagrams, how such a chair is made.