20 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 45

A BOOK OF GALLANT VAGABONDS. By Henry Beston. (T. Werner

Laurie. 10s. 6d. net.)—What is Arthur, Rimbaud doing here ? Perhaps he is thrown in as a make- • weight ; " gallant vagabond " is hardly an appropriate term to • use of the French poet who turned Colonial tradesman. The other men whose adventures Mr. Beston tells are John Ledyard, Belroin, Thomas Morton, James Bruce, and FAlward John Trelawny. He writes with an excellent rapidity of narrative and a lively, vivid style. It is a gay volume, tit to cheer the sedentary reader and stir 1is blood to excitement.