27 NOVEMBER 1886, Page 23

Footprints in the Forest. By Edward S. Ellis. (Cassell and

Co.)— Mr. Ellis emulates Fenimore Cooper, with a difference. " Deerfoot" is another I7ncas, as swift of foot, as brave and as skilful in expe- dients ; but besides this he is a Christian, and has a strong inclination, which circumstances, however, do not permit him altogether to follow, to act on the principles of the Peace Society. His adventures, encountered in an attempt to deliver a young German lad who had fallen into the power of a party of hostile Indians, are told excellently well. There is no end to the ingenuity of the young hunter's con- trivances, and they are described with an attractive air of being possible.