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end of the shelf, but with- " Robinson Crnsoe "-and

the like. So the preface suggests, and rightly. It is eminently readable, a success, we should say, in what looks much easier than it is, telling a story in simple words. Mr. A. S. Forrest's illustrations are in a suitable style. (We may suggest that the Britons who are waiting for Caesar ought to have been 'represented with moustaches only.)