23 FEBRUARY 1895, Page 24

The Disagreeable Dake. By Elinor Davenport Adams. (G. Allen.) —This

"Christmas Whimsicality for Holiday Boys and Girls' is a pleasant and entertaining little fancy. Some children want a. Christmas-tree, and cannot find, even though they use most unlawful ways of seeking, anything but the inappropriate Wellingtonia, till some happy chance gives them what they want. That is about all the incident ; but it makes an enter- taining story in Miss Davenport Adams's hands.