5 MAY 1894, Page 26

A Naughty Girl. By J. Ashby Sterry. (Bliss, Sands, and

Foster.)—This is a well-told and readable story. The writer lays his scene, for a part of his story, in Great Ormond Street, a locality which he describes with evident familiarity. He has noticed, for instance, the extinguishers into which the links used to be thrust, still attached to the doorpost. The plot is not very remarkable, but it serves sufficiently well for its purpose. In the realms of fiction, misunderstandings with which common life is not troubled, abound, but they are more than compensated by the unbroken happiness which follows when at length they are cleared away.