12 DECEMBER 1885, Page 16

Cricket : a Tale of Humble Life. By Silas Hocking.

(Warne and Co.)—" Cricket," our readers must understand, is the name of is girl, not of a game, in this particular connection. She is the daughter of a Welsh labourer who emigrates from his native village to Liver- pool, and fails under the temptations of the place. Cricket, on the other hand, does her work admirably, especially bringing from savagery a certain Billy Walton. It is a pretty and touching story that Mr. Hocking makes out of these materials.