25 JANUARY 1896, Page 37

The Humours of Glenbraar. By Fergus Mackenzie. (A. D. Innes.)—The

sketches in this volume are pleasingly compounded of the serious and the entertaining. The love-story of Bob Riach and Effie Young, for instance, is particularly good ; the thriftless, affectionate couple, who, by the force of a genuine love, raise each other in the scale of character, make a capital picture. Another story that may be selected for notice is, " How Peter Reid became E U." But, if a critic may confess ignorance, what is an " EU." ? " U.P." we know, and " Burgher " and "Anti-Burgher" (but these, we imagine, are things of the past), but what is " E.U."