1 DECEMBER 1894, Page 11

Maurice and the Red Jar. By the Countess of Jersey.

(Mao- millan.)—This story is a curious mixture of the real and the fanciful. The "Red Jar" which Maurice's parents keep with such religious care is somewhat like the "Luck of Edenhall." When he gives it to the water-spirit, whose very strange sur- roundings he accepts with remarkable philosophy, he brings the most serious disaster upon his family. No reader can complain that the unexpected does not occur in this tale. The illustrations are vigorous and appropriate to the imaginative character of the story.