22 APRIL 1911, Page 24

Captain Sentimental. By Edgar Jepson. (Mills and Boon. 6s.) —This

is a collection of short stories of which the first, which gives its name to the book, is hardly the best. That distinction is reserved for " Marsh Horny," into which the author has contrived to get more than a touch of the rather uncanny charm of Romney Marsh. "Heroic Polly " is also a good story, though the massacre at the end of it is too complete for most people's tastes. On the other hand "Mrs. Busby-Glaisher's Awakening" is disagreeable in every sense of the word, and it is difficult to find out quite what the author is driving at in the end.