2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 11

The Ferry House Girls. By Bessie Merchant. (Blackie and Son.

es. 8d.)—The Ferry House is somewhere on an Australian river, and all the surroundings of the story axe in keeping. There is a drought of the Australian type, the river falling so low that the ferryman's employment is gone ; there is a storm, also of Australian proportions ; and there are bushrangers, or their present-day equivalent. The story of the girls carrying off the precious chest when they hear of the intended raid is particularly good.