2 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 9

When Hawkins Sailed the Sea. By Tinsley Pratt. (E. Grant

Richards. 3s. 6d.)—The hero is, as usual, a little slow in getting to work. His ship does not weigh anchor till we reach p. 72, and the story of the voyage—Drake's first expedition—does not occupy much more than twice as much space. The tale is spirited, and shows that the writer has studied the authorities who help us to realise the personalities and the doings of the great Elizabethan seamen.