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Winter in the Slant of the Sun.

SCIENCE.

By the Bishop of Rochester :-

PAGE

Introduction

14

Animal Life, Some Phases of.

I. Barbados

17, 187

By the Rev. J. G. Wood, M.A.:-

II. Jamaica

1. The Gregarious Instinct

454

III. Mexico

239

II. A Few Anomalies

III. Miscellaneous .

Colliery Explosion, A. By Professor T. E. Thorpe, F.R.S. 96

Earthquakes. By Archibald Geikie, F.R.S.

35, 83

MISCELLANEOUS.

Meteorologist in South Australia, Experiences of a.

By Clement L. Wragge, F.R.G.S., etc. :-

Cunard Line, Something about the. By John Burns . 257

1. The Voyage-Notes by the Way

621

II. The Adelaide Plains

685

III. The Mount Lofty Hills

754

Money, How it is Made. By Professor T. E. Thorpe,

POETRY

F.R.S.

391

233

Stars, The-Are they Suns? By Professor Grant, LL.D.,

April. By Alexander Falconer.

"A Way of Many Moons." By Oscar Park

626

F.R.S.

690, 737, 823

Birds, The Battle of the. By Hamilton Aïde

160

Sun's Heat, The. By Sir William Thomson, F.R.S. 149, 262

Blind Reader, The. By Alexander Anderson

400

Broadlaw, On. By the Editor

34

Castle Gloume. By John Russell

614

SOCIAL AND PHILANTHROPIC.

Deluge, The. By William Canton

256

Gertie's Wee Garden. By George Hill

828

Given Back. By H. E. Waring

488

Aristocracy of the Future. By the late Charles Kingsley 123 Gloom and Gleam. By the Rev. R. F. Horton, M.A. 313

Early Closing of Shops, The. By Sir John Lubbock,

Gold and Silver. By the Rev. F. Langbridge, M.A.

Bart., M.P.

20 Jubilee Ode. By Walter C. Smith, D.D.

373

North Sea Trawlers, Life Among the. By Thomas Paul 161

Left Alone. By Tom McEwan

796

Thieves, A Good Work Among. By G. Holden Pike 748

Love and Thought. By Elizabeth Sophia Watson

Thrift, The Progress of. By Alexander Cargill • 331 May, A Song for. By John Dennis

New Year in the Colonies. By the Author of "John

Halifax, Gentleman"

Queen's Jubilee, The. By the Dean of Wells

TRAVEL.

Rainbow, A. By William Allingham

Regular Bad Un, A. By the Rev. F. Langbridge, M.A. 684

Chartreuse, La Grande. By E. B. Spiers.

816 Relics. By Sarah Doudney .

480

Empire City, The. By Reginald Wynford.

829 Rouen, A Climb at. M. Betham Edwards

Minnehaha and the Land of the Dakotas. By Miller Shepherd's Consolation, A. By Hugh Haliburton

Christy

743 Somewhere. By Alfred Capel Shaw .

Paris, Walks in Old. By Augustus J. C. Hare 48, 119, Woods, An Idyll of the. By Alexander Anderson

64

313, 545, 615 Yellowhammer, The. By William Sharp .

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A Colliery Explosion.

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Six Illustrations

Majesty, Ken-Prom a Photograph

A. D. McCormick 96, 97, 98, 100, 101

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PAGE The Queen's Pri.

The Harvest of the vate Sitting. (From a Pholograph. Engraved

Woods.

o.

528, 529, 530, 532, 533 room at Bal- by Special Perinission

lustrations moral

In the Corn-Fields.
W. Bothams

553 Balmoral Castle From a Photograph

364 An August Picture
Crathie Church
Froin d Photograph

365 Josef Israels
From a Photograph

601 Private Room of

The Struggle for Life Josef Israels

605 the late Prince Consort at Bal- Engraved by Special Permission

366 Experiences of

Meteorologist in moral

South Australia.

Whymper 625, 633, 689, 756, 760, 761 A Bit of Loch From a Photograph

367

Six Illustrations Maree

Nathaniel Hawthorne From a Photograph.

665 Windsor Castle From a Photograph .

368
Our Island Sports.

M. May
Portrait of

Four Illustrations

672, 673, 676 Queen

A Highland Funeral. How Money is Made.

A Study in Black W. Lockhart Bogle | 392, 393, 395, 396,

714 4. D. McCormick Seven Illustrations)

397, 400

and White Some Phases of Ani-2

(455, 456, 457, 158, 159,

Left Alone

Tom McEwan
460, 591, 592, 593, 677, Minnehaha and the
(680, 681, 682, 683

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Three Il

From Photographs, dc. 743, 745, 747 Doctor Five Il- T. Sulman

$461, 462, 463, 464, lustrations

465 lustrations

A Climb at Rouen.
Two Illustrations
Whymper .

752, 753 Pilgrim RestingPlaces in Scotland. Ballingall, &c.

472, 473, 475, 476,

Grande Char-
Seven Illustrations,

477, 478, 479
treuse. Four DI-T. Sulman.

.816, 817, 820

lustrations Relics A. Quinton

481

The Empire City. James Russell Lowell From a Photograph.

521 Six Illustrations

829, 830, 831, 832, 833, 836

the } Engraved by Special Permission

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INDEX OF AUTHORS.

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PAGE 1

PAGE AIDE, HAMILTON

160 MURRAY, D. CHRISTIE

73, 145, 249, 289, 422, 467, ALLINGRAM, WILLIAM . 209

634, 605 ALLON, HENRY, D.D.

284 NORRIS, W. E.

1, 102, 170, 217, 344, 375, 433, 505, 627, ANDERSON, ALEXANDER . 64, 450

649, 721, 793 AUTHOR OT “JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN" 24, 672 PARK, Oscar.

626 BROWN, JAMES, D.D. 643 Paul, THOMAS

161 BRUCE, DAVID

306
PETERBOROUGH, BISHOP OF

42 BURNS, JOHN.

257
PIKE, G, HOLDEN

748 Cantox, WILLIAM 256 PLUMPTRE, E. H., D.D., DEAN OF WELLS

47, 417 CARGILL, ALEXANDER

. 334 RAE, JOHN, M.A. CHRISTY, MILLER

743
READE, TUE LATE CHARLES, D.C.L.

234, 310, 450, 519 DALGLEISE, W. B., M.A.

472
Ripox, THE BISHOP OF

129 DENNIS, JOHN 305 ROBERTS, Rev. W. PAGE, M.A.

571 Dods, MARCUS, D.D. . 482 ROBINSON, PHIL

25 DOUDNEY, SARAH . 480 ROCHESTER, THE BISHOP OF

239 EDWARDS, M. BETHAN 752 RUSSELL, JOIN

614 ELMSLIE, PROFESSOR, M.A.

. 338 SHARP, WILLIAM FalcoXER, ALEXANDER . . 233 Shaw, ALFRED CAPEL

187 GEIKIE, ARCHIBALD, F.R.S. 25, 83 SMITH, WALTER C., D.D.

81, 373 GRANT, PROFESSOR R., LL.D., F.RS. 690, 737, 823 SPIERS, E. B. .

816 HALIBURTOX, HUGH 695 Trossox, SiR WILLIAM, F.R.S.

149, 262 HARE, AUGUSTUS J.C.

48, 119, 313, 545, 615 | THORPE, PROFESSOR T. E., F.R.S. HILL, GEORGE

828 Traus, Rev. T. VINCENT HORTOX, Rev. R. F., M.A.

313 UNDERWOOD, Francis H.

29, 154, 298, 521, 664, 807 HowITT, MARGARET

WALKER, ROBERT JOLLY, WILLIAN

596 | WARING, H. E. KINGSLEY, THE LATE CHARLES 123 WATSON, ELIZABETH S..

816 LANGBRIDGE, Rev. FeedERICK, M.A.

41, 694 WESTALL, WILLIAN 51, 133, 197, 270, 322, 401, 498, 534, 577, LUBBOCK, SIR Jonx, BART., M.P.

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(95, 762, 837 MACLEOD, DONALD, D.D. 34, 361, 789 WHYUPER, CHARLES

529 MACLEOD, Norman, D.D. . 855 WHYTE, ALEXANDER, D.D.

65 Martin, M. B.

71 | Wood, Rev. J. G., M.A.

451, 589, 677 MATHESON, GEORGE, D.D. . 211 | WraGGE, CLEMENT L., F.R.G.S., &c.

021, 685, Max MÜLLER, Professor F. 538

754 McEwan, Tox 736 WYNFORD, REGINALD

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By W. E. NORRIS,
AUTHOR OF “No New Thing," “MY FRIEND JIM," " MADEMOISELLE MBRSAC,” ETC.

istence beneath its sheltering heights in the CHAPTER 1.—SIR BRIAN.

far west, without ever suspecting that it MOST OST of us have such excellent, albeit possessed a climate comparable to that of

melancholy, reasons for being beholden the Azores, had the honour to receive as a to members of the medical profession that passing visitor the celebrated Sir Guy Barwe ought to be very much ashamed of tholomew, M.D. Sir Guy made a few insneering at them, and calling them a pack quiries, took a few notes, and returned to of humbugs, as we are far too apt to do in London with the complacent mien of one the arrogance engendered by a fit of robust who has hit upon an entirely novel health. Nations, it is said, have the rulers scription. Nor was his prescription long in that they deserve, populus vult decipi, and if bearing fruit. Invalids appeared, first by (as has been asserted on high authority) twos and threes, then in larger and ever bread pills are frequently administered with larger numbers; lodging-houses sprang up to results of a satisfying and drastic nature, receive them; an imposing hotel rose upon what business have we to cavil at a method the shores of the bay; the railway company of treatment which benefits the patient and at last constructed the long-talked-of branch does no harm to anybody else? It is the which now connects the town with the main fault of the patients—if indeed there be any line; finally, that energetic contractor and question of fault in the matter-that fashion- builder, Mr. Buswell, of Bristol, came down, able physicians are constrained to work bought land, and set to work to erect villas, fashionable cures, to vary their remedies, which were taken before their walls were and to discover at least one new watering- dry. In short, Kingscliff

, where the weather place every year. That for cleansing pur- during December, January, and February is poses Jordan is equally valuable with Abana really not worse than might be expected in and Pharpar, and that the Yang-tse-Kiang is a place situated in that latitude and facing probably neither superior nor inferior in that west-south-west, speedily blossomed out into respect to any of the three, is not to the a favourite winter resort. That the sun point. People must be sent to places which actually has more power there than in other they think likely to do them good, and when parts of England one must not venture to they have tried half-a-dozen well-known loca- deny, in the face of the formidable array of lities without conspicuous change in their decimal figures which have been brought condition, there is obviously nothing for it forward to prove it, and indeed it seems but to recommend some locality which is not scarcely worth while to dispute about such well known. Thus remote Alpine valleys, minute differences ; but that it is amply African deserts, and primitive English fish- shielded from the north and east by its overing villages are wont to find sudden great- hanging red cliffs anybody can see at a glance, ness thrust upon them; and thus, quite and the beauty of its position and of the recently, Kingscliff

, which for hundreds of surrounding scenery has never been called in years had led a peaceful, slumberous ex- question.

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Yachtsmen, dawdling along the coast from leaving Kingscliff Bay is Beckton itself, a regatta to regatta in the month of August, noble old grey structure, erected-possibly have long been familiar with this charming from an Italian design--rather more than spot, and have admired it through their field- two centuries ago. Viewed from the sca, glasses ; but no yacht ever puts in there, Beckton, with its length of flat façade and because the anchorage is so bad, and the bay its two jutting wings, is decidedly imposing. lies open to the quarter of prevailing winds. A long flight of semicircular granite steps If you were running before the prevailing leads up to its central entrance from a grassy wind, and consequently making up Channel, bowling-green. Between this and the specyou would obtain your first glimpse of tator there is a balustrade, also of granite, Kingscliff immediately after rounding Hal- broken in the middle by wrought-iron gates, combe Head, which forms the western horn on either side of which is a high pillar, surof the bay. It is a low, bare promontory, mounted by a ball; from the gates a second exposed to the stormy blasts and swept by flight of steps leads down to a second lawn, them of all vegetation save a few stunted then comes a second balustrade exactly shrubs ; the soft red sandstone of which it is similar to the first, a third flight of steps, composed is continually crumbling away and after which there is an end of levelling, and falling in great blocks into the sea, which nature is allowed to have her own way with blocks have been tormented by the rush of the land until it touches the sea. The general water into fantastic crags and pinnacles; but effect is fine, though perhaps a little sombre, as the red cliffs trend inland from this point no flower-garden being visible from this they gradually increase in height; their quarter. slopes, down to the water's edge, become Kingscliff, as above described, is the clothed with hanging woodlands, and just Kingscliff of some years back; nowadays the where the eastern curve begins stands Kings- fishing boats on the beach are flanked by a cliff

, a cluster of white cottages, fronted by a regiment of bathing-machines ; the Royal white beach, whereon some half-dozen of stout Hotel and the Marine Parade have displaced fishing-smacks are hauled up high and dry. the fishermen's cottages, and a goodly porDown the deep gully behind the village a tion of Admiral Greenwood's property is trout-stream leaps to join the sea, the silvery covered with smart villas. From the yachtsgleam of its miniature cascades visible here men's point of view these changes may not and there between the trees. To the west- seem to be altogether changes for the better, ward of this gully, and at a considerable but from the point of view of Admiral height above the village, there is a space of Greenwood, Mr. Buswell, the butcher, the level ground occupied by Morden Court, the baker, and the lodging-house keeper, and property of Rear-Admiral Greenwood, to others too numerous to mention, they are a whom also a good part of Kingscliff belongs, joy to the eye and a comfort to the heart. and behind the house there are more woods, All these, comparing past with present times, topped by a stretch of heathy moor and by are wont to lift up their hands with one waving fields of wheat and barley.

consent and bless good Dr. Bartholomew. Morden Court is a comfortable, substantial- Nevertheless, at the time when this story looking mansion, but its architectural pre-opens, there was a dissentient minority. tensions are slight; the eye of the observant True, this minority consisted only of one, stranger is more likely to be attracted by an but then he was a host in himself. Majorancient Tudor building which rises con- General Sir Brian Segrave, K.C.B., owner of spicuous on the eastern side of the bay. It Beckton, of a moiety of Kingscliff

, and of is of comparatively small dimensions, but is much land thereunto adjacent, was, as Mr. considered by connoisseurs to be a singularly Buswell would frequently declare, a born perfect specimen of its style. This is Kings- obstructionist. Sir Brian had been veheCliff Manor, where many generations of Win- mently opposed to the whole scheme of stowes have lived and died. The Winstowes Kingscliff improvements from beginning to were once a wealthy and powerful family, end. He did not, he said, want to have possessing properties of far greater size and mushroom watering-places cropping up under importance than this cradle of their race, his nose; pleasure-seekers were offensive to but their possessions gradually fell away him ; brass bands were more offensive still; from them; the last of them is now dead, Mr. Buswell was most offensive of all. There and the Manor has passed to their neighbours, is every reason to believe that he would have the Segraves of Beckton.

quarrelled with his old friend Admiral GreenThe first thing that you open out after wood for aiding and abetting the enemy,

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