5 DECEMBER 1885, Page 23

Freddie's Letter. With Illustrations. (George Rontledge and Sons.)—A very unequal

performance. Some of the stories and illustrations are very-good, some extremely bad. There are two very .pretty ones, "Wild Flowers," and a little sailor-boy giving a girl a penny in the snow, by Mr. E. Edwards ; but the illustrations to Fred die's Letter are terribly bad.