3 DECEMBER 1904, Page 10

With the Dyaks of Borneo. By Captain F. S. Brereton.

(Blackie and Son. 62.)—Captain Brereton tells his story, which is full of incident and excitement, with much spirit, but his personages seem to speak a little formally. Heroes of this kind do not call for any exact calculation of probabilities. The hero is bound to prevail over the greatest odds, or he could not fill his post of hero. Yet we must ask : Was it likely that Tyler Richardson, "in the fourth year after Queen Victoria ascended the throne "— for it is at this time that the tale is dated—possessed so very handy a revolver as he had in the fight with the pirates on board the