1 DECEMBER 1894, Page 11

Vassia. By Mary C. Ropes. (Sunday School Union.)—The "Russian boy"

whose "eventful journey" is here described, appeals against local oppression to the absent proprietor of the estate. To do this, he has a long way to traverse, and many perils to encounter. Miss Ropes seems to know her subject, and makes one realise the conditions of Russian peasant-life, while at the same time she enforces an excellent moral.