3 DECEMBER 1904, Page 9

Doctor Luke, By Norman Duncan. (Hodder and Stoughton. 6s.)—Labrador is

the scene of Mr. Duncan's new story, and Labrador is interesting for various reasons, one among . them being that it lies in almost the same latitude as Great Britain. A wild country it is, where life is as bard as any that civilised man has to put up with. Mr. Duncan describes it with much force. The rough seafaring folk ; the doctor, not a happy speci- men of the cultured class ; the doctor-woman, with her witch-like concoctions,—these and other strange figures make up a striking whole. Few stories of the season can be matched for vigorous drawing with Doctor Luke.