7 DECEMBER 1895, Page 12

The Secret Cave. By Mrs. Emilie Searchfield. (T. Nelson and

Sons.)—The plot of The Secret Cave is concerned with the adventures of some fugitives after the defeat of Sedgemoor had destroyed the rising in aid of Monmouth. Joan, the heroine, is a tender-hearted, brave girl, who has much ado to preserve the hiding-place of some fugitives from the tender mercies of Kirke's Lambs. It is a pretty story, prettily told, and sure to charm children with its lovable heroine, Joan, and her friend, Cecily Garth, and to touch their hearts with sympathy for the poor fugitives, who have to be fed under the very eyes of the fierce soldiers.