3 DECEMBER 1904, Page 9

Heroes of the Storm. By William D. O'Connor. (Houghton, Mifflin,

and Co. 6s.)—Mr. O'Connor, the writer of these stories, was officially connected with the United States Life- Saving Service. They practically represent the most striking of his contributions to the Annual Reports of the Service. These were collected by his friend Mr. C. W. Eldridge, and prepared for the press. It will be seen, therefore, that they combine, in a degree that must always be unusual, fidelity to fact and literary skill, for both Mr. O'Connor and his editor, as we may call him, were practised writers. The stories are twenty-five in number, and will probably be new to most English readers, the incidents described having taken place on the American coast.