28 APRIL 1894, Page 11

The Stone Dragon, and other Tragical Romances, by B. Murray

Gilchrist (Methuen and Co.), is a collection of short stories that seem only definable as the productions of a morbid brain, haunted by nightmareish visions of such things as witches, basilisks, spells, and goblins, and harping with wearisome monotony on the unhealthy theme of unchecked passion leading to guilty amours. As there is, to our thinking, neither amusement nor interest in the volume to make up for the unwholesomeness of its tone, we are unable to explain why it should have been published.