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The Biography of a Prairie Girl. By Eleanor Gates. (G.

P. Putnam's Sons. 6s.)—No little entertainment will be found in this volume, though here and there the story seems a little drawn out, as, for instance, in the second chapter, "A. Frontier Christen- ing." But there are pictures of Nature on the prairie, sketches of manners that will be new to readers on this side, and various other good things. The "Professor's Discovery" reminds us of the Roman camp in "The Antiquary," and "Bil Stumps his mark" in "Pickwick."