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Tales of Intrigue 'and • Revenge. By Stephen MeKenna. , (Hutchinson.

7s. 6d. net.)—Mr. McKenna's first story is called " The Acid Test," and should so trying a test be applied

to the whole collection, it must be confessed that it would not prove very impressive. In practically every story the principal personage is scored off in a manner which, while it is amusing, is generally rather irritating. The most entertaining of the sketches is that entitled Strike-Bound."