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READABLE NOVELS.—Mr. Lazworthy's Adventures. By E. Phillips Oppenheim. (Cassell and

Co. 3s. 6d.)—Mr. Laxworthy is the type of spectacled philosopher who is at present the fashion as an investigator of crime. He dis- covers several very pretty mysteries in the course of his adventures, and is generally on the side of law and order.

The Outlaw. By David Hennessey. (Hodder and Stoughton. 6s.)—A story of bush adventures, of which perhaps the most interesting part is the sidelights on the beginning of Australia's career as a nation.