21 NOVEMBER 1908, Page 8

Adventures among Wild Beasts. By H. W. G. Hyrst. (Seeley

-and Co. 5s.)—Mr. Hyrat is to be congratulated both on his -subject and the excellent account to which he has turned it. He has had fine material to draw from, and as wild beasts of all parts saf the globe are included, the task of selection can have been no y one. And the result is a book that any. boy would be lucky to possess. The "adventures" recorded not only make fascinating beading, but they teach invaluable lessons of courage and resource. An occupation or pastime where an instant's lack of nerve may mean death is a fine school for character, and its records, as set forth by Mr. Hyrst, make a most admirable book.