24 APRIL 1915, Page 42

The Great Bushmanland Desert is a vast tract of country

of fifty thousand square miles which occupies roughly the north-west angle of Cape Colony, an angle formed by the Orange River and the Atlantic Ocean. Mr. W. C. Scully made a number of journeys across this desert in the" nineties," and has now written a striking account of the country, which will be read with all the more interest since this waterless tract of land forms one of the strategical difficulties with which General Botha is now contending. The title of his book is Lodges in the Wilderness (Herbert Jenkins, ha net).