2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 12

Betty Martindale's Secret. By Lena Tyack. (R.T.S. 2s. 6d.)— We

do not much like the "secret" part of the story ; it seems to us somewhat far-fetched and improbable ; but the children, especially the Irish brood at the Rectory, are quite delightful. Not for the first time do we find a story, we will not say spoilt, but certainly not improved by the supposed necessity of having a plot.