5 MAY 1923, Page 22

Our Earth Here. By Dolf Wyllarde. (Hutchinson. 7s. 6d. net.)

Some twenty short stories of " life " (particularly of the passion by moonlight type) in the West Indies, Aden, Devon and elsewhere. In the stories of remoter setting Miss Wyllarde loves to play noisily upon the shriller strings ; and even in the quieter stories of England she leaves nothing to the imagination. "Bride-fern "—a Seychelles Noel-tide legend—. shows that she knows, too, how to mar a good tale in the telling.