21 NOVEMBER 1891, Page 10

Stories from Fairyland. Translated from the Greek of Aristotle Kourtidos

by Mrs. Edmonds. (T. Fisher Unwin.)—This is the third volume of a series called " The Children's Library." It is explained to us that fairies proper have no existence in Greek, and that fairyland is the nearest equivalent known to us for a region of imagination somewhat different from what the word implies among us. The Greek stories have nothing very new about them. The first," A Grandfather's Story," has a considerable resemblance to Prodicus's ancient fable of Hercules' choice between Pleasure and Duty. The others might be easily matched in European or other folk-lore, but they are brightly written, and show a very pretty fancy.