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Miss Beatrice Grimshaw's latest book. "The Little Red Speck" (Hurst and Blackett, Ltd.), consists of a dozen stories with the setting in the South Islands,
mostly grim aftd. tragic, with death lurk ing round the corner, and not always for the person intended. The name-story, The Little Red Speck, tells of the jealousy of a girl, the daughter of one of. the resident* on one of the islai> and her terrible revenge with a red spider, which, however, carried- death to the wrong person. "The Bright Alans" is the atory of a professor* revenge, and the living death of one on the moat beautiful islands of the Pacific of an eminent young Irishman. The stories are very interesting, and they are well told, but one is forced to wonder if th« beautiful inlands hold nothing but hatred and dark intrigue. Our copy is from the Melbourne house of the publishers.