2 SEPTEMBER 1876, Page 24

Sunday Echoes in Week-day Hours : a Tale Illustrative of

the Parables. By Mrs. Carry Brock. (Seeleys and Halliday.)—Some of the characters in this story are drawn with truthfulness, as the well- intentioned but reserved and unsympathetic Colonel. The writer is, however, much hampered by the method she has adopted of finding for each chapter a parable to suit the incident it contains, or an incident to snit the parable which has to be illustrated.