22 JULY 1927, Page 37

DEW OF THE SEA, AND OTHER STORIES. By Horace Annesley

Vachell. (Cassell. 7s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Vachell gives us under the above title over a dozen short stories. Most of them are concerned with persons desirous of acquiring " easy money," and not too particular as to the way in which they attain their aim. With so accomplished a writer as Mr. Vachell, the tales are, of course, quite readable, but it cannot be said that they are either very distinguished or particularly original.