16 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 8

The Sniper. By F. Cowley Whitehouse. (J. Nisbet and Co.

3s. 6d.)—The " Sniper," so-called from his surprising skill with a catapult, distinguishes himself at school, at Woolwich, where he qualifies with great success for the Engineers, and on the West Coast of Africa. This is a good, wholesome story of the activities of life, with just the right admixture of the element of love.— Vivian's Lesson, by Elizabeth W. Grierson (W. and R. Chambers. 3s. 6d.), is too directly didactic for our taste, but the story will be found sufficiently interesting.