29 APRIL 1899, Page 12

The Shark Hunter. 13y Captain Charles Young. (Chapman and Hall.

3s. Gd.)—The capture of a shark is a stock incident in naval fiction ; here we have the subject treated, so to speak, seriously. For shark hunting is a real branch of industry, not unprofitable, and certainly not without excitement. It is not carried on in safety from the deck of a ship, but, not without danger, from boats. It is quite possible that the hunter may become the prey. Captain Young tells us that he has combined fact with fiction, but that in the main the book describes real incidents.