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On the Wing : Rambling Notes of a Trip to

the Pacific. By Mary E. Blake. (Lee and Shepherd, Boston, U.S.)—This pleasant little volume, which, published this year, has already reached a second edition, well deserves a few words of notice. The author wrote some letters describing experiences of travel to a Boston news- paper, and was very wisely advised to collect and add to them. She began with Chicago, went through Colorado, saw the Grand Caiions, spent the greater part of her time in California, had a glimpse, which seems to have been quite as much as she desired, of Salt Lake City, and so went home, paying a short visit to Niagara on her way. The book concludes with a chapter of sensible advice on "Excursions."