16 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 8

With Wolseley to Kumasi. By Captain F. S. Brereton. (Blackie

and Son. 6s.)—Dick Stapleton finds himself at Cape Coast Castle with a business that is sadly on tho wane. When he is in the lowest water his chance comes to him, and he uses the opportunity. We are accustomed to the boy-hero, and have ceased to be astonished at his successes. Bob Stapleton is not inferior to his fellow-heroes, but there is more than a touch of reality about the story of his achievements. The local colour is well put on, while the historical and personal elements in the story are skilfully blended.