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The Brown Portmanteau, and other Stories. By Curtis Yorke. (Jarrold

and Sons.)—The stories from which this volume is eom- piled are all more or less of a sensational nature. Though they cannot exactly be described as high-class literature, they will nevertheless afford to many a few hours' reading of a light and pleasant kind. More than this it is not easy to say for them.