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TuE SOLID MAN. By O'Reilly Co g hlan. (Faber and Faber. 7s.

6d.) -This story of a shady, hard-drinking and highly re- spectable business man gains in force from being told by a nephew who unconsciously promises to go the same way. The uncle's misdeeds and the nephew's adventures combine to make a vigorous tale of North-Country life.