16 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 7

A Beautiful Possibility. By Edith Ferguson Black. (R.T.S. 2s.)—This story

has a religious purpose, and we'wish to Credit the writer with all sincerity in seeking to farther lb. 43 ut it is a pity to do this by ridiculing the ways and inetheRislef others who, it might be hoped, are trying to do the same. It is even possible that a divine may preach on "the moral progress of social science" and yetbe preaching Christ. To some of us one of the most convincing proofs of Christ's mission and purpose is this same advance in social morals,—if this is what is meant by Miss Black's curious phrasing.