21 NOVEMBER 1891, Page 14

A Man's Conscience. By Avery Macalpine. 2 vols. (Sampson Low,

Marston, and Co.)—The lion. Godfrey Alleyne goes out to farm in a Western State, and there falls in with the very pretty daughter of a settler. His mother, hearing of his engagement, journeys out to rescue him, as she thinks, from a mesalliance, and contrives to bring him back. Ultimately, he marries an old love, and the fair American consoles herself also. How this double event comes to pass, the reader may discover for himself. The story is sufficiently well told, but it is of the slightest.