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A Happy Wooing. By H. Cliffe Halliday. 2 vols. (Hurst

and Blackett.)—This is a somewhat commonplace story, which is not raised above the average by a certain eccentricity, for such it is rather than originality, in the plot. The two heiresses from Pelican Island might have come from some less outlandish place and under more ordinary conditions, without making much difference to their prospects and fortunes.