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The ' Ot-acro Witness ' Christinas Annual, 1914, contains 4C of profusely illustrated matter. It is a thoroughly K«\v Zealand number—mountain, lake, glaoier. farm. bush. ciiy. village are pressed ini: service, with, tin- result that there could hardly b« a magazine or annual better qualified fo meet the n-£vds of .the many hundreds who at this time are looking for "something" 1o Fend Homo. It open* with 'Aoiangi, the Cloud Piercer.' followed by Stewal t JM» ml , ' The Home Life oi a City.' Christmas among the kauris, park< arid gardens of a city, Central Otago fruitfiolds, etc.. tacit scries being accoir.panied with most entertaining, instructive-, and interosfing letterpress. Ther© ca.i be no doubt as to the popularity of thi.> annual. •Old Christmas*.*,' by Rutherford Wad doll, D D., contains two essays. The first is a charmingly written ana delightfully told etory of a day's walk from San Reru<> to the tip oi Mount i:igji:;,::i-.. One rear:;v . the beauty and fascination of the walk as one reads, nnd one feels that, however luvdy it may b? in ilsx-lf, its delight i.> enhanced by aptness of quotation and deftness of literary touch with which tV narrative is gracd. Singularly apropos is the ciimmcnt on the late George ' Maodoriald's work—"he carried 100 heavy a theological •equipment lo- 1 a. piuvly literary artist"— and singularK annoying must it be to, find Barrie printed "Marry." Tire Dreaming.' the second and shorter essay, : is full -of pleas-ant thought-. v.iselva'nd wittily expressed.

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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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