21 DECEMBER 1867, Page 23

The History of a Pin. By E. M. S. (Nelson

and Sons.)—We expected to find in this story a translation of St. Gormain's charming story Pour une .Epingle. But it is quite an independent history, in fact, the auto- biography of a pin which went through strange adventures. These adventures are told in a pleasant and readable style, and the book may be commended to young people of that sex which has most to do with the subject.