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The Wanderer's Necklace (H. Rider Hag-

   

gard).    

A right royal welcome will be given to this    

book, in which Sir Rider Haggard returns to

the fierce life of the ninth-century Baltic, which he has previously depicted in one of his earlier  

romances. There is a touch of mystery about   his hero, Olaf, who is the reincarnation of a   Wanderer of old time, in whose tomb at Aar   Olaf sees his former body and take up the task  

left incomplete a thousand years before. The  

fulfilment of this long-interrupted duty leads

Olaf southward with the half of a strange neck- lace and a sword—for in a dream he learns that   his destiny lies in some southern land—and he   becomes a Varangian in Constantinople. By-   zantine Court life is painted boldly and vigor-   ously. A well-fought fight is described, one of   men against a multitude, and the noise and   dust and the salt smell of blood leap from the page. Olaf was personally very attractive,   the Empress fell in love with him, so did   Martura, so did Heliodore; but Olaf loved only   the latter. Despite the terrible revenge of the   Empress he eventually wins through. A real live, palpitating romance, which makes a man   feel young again, and makes the young feel   vigorous and brave. Published by Cassell's,    

who send us a copy from their Sydney house; and we also have a copy from Angus and         Robertson, Sydney.        

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