21 NOVEMBER 1885, Page 23

Yarns on the Beach. By G. A. Henty. (Blackie and

Sons.)—These three "yarns" are good specimens of Mr. lienty's excellent faculty of story-telling. In the first we have a story of the French war, in which Mr. Henty boldly attributes to his hero the audacious stratagem by which Nelson turned into a victory what might easily have been a great disaster at Copenhagen. " Surly Joe," the second tale, is as good in its way as anything we have se en for some time. "Joe" tells the story of what embittered him against his fellows, and what turned him again to more kindly thoughts ; and a very pathetic story it is. The title of the third piece is "A Fishwife's Dream."