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They Have their Reward. By Blanche Atkinson. (George Allen.)—This is

a well-written and interesting story. The heroine, one Joanna, daughter of a certain ne'er-do-weel, Martin- dale by name, is a character vigorously drawn, and true, we think, to Nature. The particular complication in which her life is involved, and by which it is very nearly marred, is not, we think, very happily imagined. But, after all, this does not matter very much. We are ready to take a good deal for granted, if the personages of a story really interest us, as they certainly do in Miss Atkin- son's story.