27 NOVEMBER 1886, Page 23

His Guardian Angel. By Emily Brodie. (J. F. Shaw.)—The "guardian

angel" is a sister, who watches over the career of a some- what ill-conditioned brother. A very good angel she is, after the initial mistake of sitting up to let him in unknown to his father. In the end, everybody takes the pledge and becomes happy and good.. We think that there is a more excellent way than this ; but Miss Brodie must have the credit of writing up to her purpose effectively and with good taste.