23 JANUARY 1926, Page 26

The Adventures of Captain Ivan . Koravitch. By Victor L. Whitechurch.

(Blackwood. .7s. 6d. net.)—Captain Kora- vitch is an officer and gentleman of the Imperial RUssian Army who'arranges his life in convenient wartime episodes, fights on his stomach, knows when to lose at cards, is a lee& loved of the 'ladies, tracks German 'spies, and escapes from the Bolshevists. The twelve stories do not surprise with a fine excess, save in the account Of Yi Yong lk, where the texture Of concealment is excellently and modestly woven.