1 DECEMBER 1894, Page 12

Madeline; or, The Tale of a Haunted House. By Jennie

Chappell. (S. W. Partridge and Co.)—The "haunting " of the house, we may say at once to relieve the fears of anxious parents, is a fraud. A certain house gets an evil reputation—a murder has been committed in it—and sinks in value. For this reason it is taken by a certain Mr. Cameron, and the taking of it leads, by a chain of circumstances which Miss Chappell ingeniously links together, to the working-out of the story of Madeline. The coin- cidences, it must be owned, are somewhat surprising. If this is not a fatal objection, the story has considerable merit.