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gangs, quickening into ever madder swiftness,' and we shall follow the affairs in the
:ast for the ^ture with an underlying sense of distrust and uneasiness which we had
never ihousht to coma to."



The Henrietta Volumes,

I. THE CUB IN LOVE: m Twelve Twinges;
with Six additional Stories. By R. S. Warren Bell.
With Cover in Colours by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

II. THE PAPA PAPERS, and some

STORIES. By R. S. Warren Bell. With Cover in
Colours by E. J. Sullivan.

Tauchnitry Size, is. 6d. each vol.

{Copies also obtainable in cloth. 2S.)

I XLU Mall Gazette. — " Light and amusing withal is Mr. Warren Bell's sketch of
a very young man suffering from the bitter-sweet of an unrequited affection. . . .
The Cub seems to be a near relation of Dolly (of the ' Dolly Dialogues'), and the
sprightliness of his dialogue makes him worthy of the kinship."

The Scotsman. — " Infinitely entertaining. , If the subsequent volumes of
the Henrietta series are up to tnis standard, there need be no question of their success."

The Weekly Sun— "These pages are bubbling over with humour, and are about
as bright a little love story as we can well imagine. , , . Taking it all in all ' The
Cub in Love ' is the very brightest of short stories."



The 5ylvan 5erie5.

I. A PEAKLAND FAGGOT: Tales toid of

Milton Folk by R. Murray Gilchrist.

Thk Scotsman.—" The book will interest ever^ one who takes it up, and it cannot
but prove specially attractive to those familiar with the localities in which it moves."

The Literarv World.— "A book to be bought, enjoyed, and recommended to our
friends."

The Speaker. - " We cannot give our readers better counsel than in advising them
to procure without delay this charming and cheery volume."

II. THE RUE BARGAIN. By R Murray
Gilchrist.

Speaker. — " Not only are the sketches themselves full oi charm and real literary
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Mr. T. P. O'Connor in the Graphic. — "The writer who gives us glimpses into the
psychology of tlie poor and illiterate ought always to be welcome. . . Mr. Murray
Gilchrist has introduced us to a new world of profound human interest."

Mr. Richard le Galliknne in the Star. — " I have read no book outside MS
Hardy's so learned in such minutia of country ' wit ' and sentiment."

Fcap. 8vo. Cloth. 2S. 6d. each vol.
II



Shanghaied: A Story of Adventure on the
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New Age.— " Shanghaied, Frank Norris's new story, is a well-written piece of
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North British Daily Mail.—" . . . the tale is of thrilling interest, events
following one another with breathless rapidity, . . . it is so original and so boldly
drawn."



No. 5, John Street. By Richard Whiteing,
Author of " The Island," 6s. [Ninth Edition.

Critic. — " A brilliant, fascinating book. Among the band of novelists who have
taken London for their province he must henceforward be reckoned one of the first."

Daily Mail. — " For pure literary charm this piece of artistic workmanship is far
and away superior to anything we have read this year. The thought and wit in it
are brilliant. . . . It is a book that everyone ought to read."

Daily News — "This book shows at least two qualities which are not often found
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character drawing and satire ; but also, as will be seen, a book with a message."

Morning Post. — " The book which is most talked about at the present time, and
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Daily Telegraph. — " Mr. Whiteing has written one of the most strikingly
successful and also one of the cleverest pieces of work which have appeared for
many months past."

St. James's Gazette. — " No compliment could be too high for so remarkable a
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Mr. David Christie Murray.—" ' No. 5, John Street ' should be read by every
thinker in the kingdom . . . it is very much more than novel."

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Michael Dred : Detective. By Marie Connor and
Robert Leighton. With Eight Illustrations by
J. M. Flagg. 3s. 6d.

Bristol Mercury.—" The plot is rather an unusual one . . The story is full
of excitement the whole way through."

Academy. — "The story is constructed with skill and the reader is put off the true
scent and on several wrong ones in turn until the very end."

The Star. — " In ' Michael Dred ' there is a beautiful baflSing mystery which will
titillate the most callous palate. The plot is ingenious and can be enjoyed, whether
you box it backwards or forwards."

Daily News.—" . . . the story gains in interest as it proceeds and the mystery
is so well kept that the reader dbes not even guess at the real solution until within a
few pages of its close."

Manchester Guardian.— "A story of crime in which the probabilities of guilt
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found in ' Michael Dred.' "

Dundee Advertiser. — " ' Michael Dred ' is a piece of fiction with a carefully
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central figure is powerfully limned, contrary to the ideas of detectives .he actually
falls in love, commits a murder, and finishes up by taking his own life."



A Duet : With an Occasional Chorus. By A. Conan
Doyle. 6s.

Glasgow Herald.—" The author has told it with such a humorous abandon, such
a keen insight into the situation, and such a large optimism, that the total effect is
charming."

Daily News.—" We thank Mr. Conan Doyle for his charming little volume and
say farewell, with extreme regret, both to the suburban villa and to Mrs., Mr. and
Master Crosse."

Critic. — " I should be greatly suprised if Dr. Couan Doyle's new book be not a
brilliant popular success . . . It is tender, humourous, and vastly diverting."

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true pathos without esaggeratiou. Dr. Couan Doyle, your very good health."

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Contraband of War : A Tale of the Hispano-

American War. By M. P. Shiel. With Eight
Illustrations by A. Pearse. 6s.

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bound to enjoy. The characters are admirably drawn, the iiici.lents of the war
cleverly manipulated to serve as a background for the personal struggle ... a
story that carries the reader along with it."

Echo.—" Readers of exciting fiction will sup their full of sensation and adventure
in ' Contraband of War.' "

Man Between : A story of Two Hearts and a
Treasure Hunt. By Robert Halifax. With Four
Illustrations. 6s.

Academy.—" A tale full of mystery and action."

Scotsman.—" This is a breezy romance of adventure on tke high seas. . . The
story is written with a properly romantic spirit . . . is an ably-written and
interesting romance in the Stevensonian school which oaniot fail to interest everyone
who takes it up."



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UNDERTONES. 6s.

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••QOD SAVE ENGLAND!" The Story told by Gervase
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Author of " Shanghaied."

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