3 DECEMBER 1904, Page 10

True Grit. By Harold Bindloss. (S. W. Partridge and Co.

2s. 6d.)—The story opens with a pathetic scene, described with uncommon force, on the northern frontier of India. It is the death of "Sahib Benson," father of the lad whose fortunes we are invited to follow. It is quite pleasant to follow them ; but why—it is the question which we have continually to ask—do we not get at once to West Africa, the place where, according to the title-page, young Benson and his friend are to show their "true grit " ? It is the more to be regretted because when we do get to Africa the adventures are as exciting as one could wish.