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Thle very practical and useful ” National Egg Collection for tl e \itrndied,” 1.51, leet Street, E C., tohoe , )ganising Secretars 1t Mr. Gant loi r Boullton, has proved most ‘ccess- , IIn!oe tll)an 2o000oo eggs having been sent to the tent al D)epot in Trevor Square, lnightsbrnlge, S.NV., in response to the Iaster EggA ppeal. Over 2,000,000 ggs hlave been dltributed to wounded sohldl rs ianld sailors, and the collecting a erate( is 50,000 eggs per day. A lalarkablte proof of the care taken by ith public in packing is that the per- Sentage of breakages does not reach 2 per cent. The Society has to keep up Is supply to 3o00o,ooo000 per week. We hope Ile pubh1 c sstll continue the generous support tihlc ” The National Egg Col- lection ” so wtlt deserves George lMeredith twas never exactly Ia nlovelist of the mullltitulde, nor has the l1:1e yet comne, apparently, for a popular edition oif his books- l in the sense in wl!ch popularity connotes inordinate chlleapless. The volumlles of the new rtandard edition of ils works, Iaugu- i ated liv lMessrs Constable, are priced at six shillings-the usual cost of a new lnovel. None the less, all Sleredlttlans well! heartily welcome this fresh edition,
oith its serviceable format andt good, clear print. M.ore- over, like all reprints of classics, it will surely attract to the nlaster a new generation of disciples. The volunmes whloch we have received up to date are ” Vittoria,”
” Rhoda Fleming,” ” Evan Harrington,” ” Sandra Belloni,” ” The Shaving of Shagpat,” ” Beauchamp’s Career,” and ” The Adventures of Harry Ichmond.” Even in time of war the demand for good fiction, it seems, continues. It is, indeed, one of the best mental antidotes for strained nerves and aching hearts in these disastrous days, and offers relief to those s:ho are unable to take a hand in the work of fighting, as well as to the Ssounded and to men in training during their spare hours. Consequentlv, there is a wide welcome for such an excellent series as the Westminster Library of Fiction, published by Messrs. Constable in handsome cloth-bound volumes at Zs. net each. The books included are estab- lished works iby well-known writers. We have received up to date the following volumes in the series : ” The Record- ing Angel,” by Cora Harris ; ” The Tramp,” by P. Laurence Oliphant; ” The Broken Bell,” by Marie Van Vorst; ” Sir Mortimer ” and ” By Order of the Company,” by Mary Johnstone ; ” The Blazed Trail,” by Stewart Edward White ; ” The Good Comrade ” and ” Keren of Lowbole,” by IJna L. Silberrad; ” Growth,” by Graham Travers;
rr· A CURIOUS PICTURE TO COME FROM THE FRONT : THE RECENTLY SHOT MAN-EATER OF HONG KONG. ” I am writing this in the trenches while a terrific artillery duel is going on, and am sorry I cannot mention where,” says the sender of the above photograph of a recently shot man-eater, who had recereed it from a friend at Hong Kong. The tiger had haunted the Hong Kong district for months, and had killed a native policeman, and mauled a European and two Chinamen. It measured 8 ft. 7 in. from head to tail, stood 3 ft. 4 in. high at the shoulder, and scaled ago lb.
and ” Cartlgan,” by R. W. Chambers. The Canadian interest of several of these novels makes them particularly suitable reading for the gallant soldiers of the Dominion who have come over to help in fighting our battles.