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272 Short Notices.

view, gives much interesting information about the names of meals, foods, table articles, etc., and discusses survivals in our buildings, all in a clear and entertaining manner. The book is an admirable introduction to these parts of the lore of the folk.

Fables and Fairy Tales for Little Folk or Uncle Remus in Hausaland.

(First Series). By Mary and Newman Tremearne.

Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1910. Sm. 4to, pp. iv+ 135. From the Hausa animal stories appearing in Folk-Lore a dozen of the more suitable have been selected and the literal translations smoothed out for young readers. They are attractively illustrated and admirably fitted to give children at an early age the bias towards folklore which should be such a happiness to them in later life, — and should incidentally bring recruits to the Folk-Lore Society. We wish, therefore, good luck to this First Series, and hope that its popularity will lead to the issue of more selections.

Iroquois Uses of Maize and other Food Plants (New York State Museum, Museum Bulletin 144). By Arthur C. Parker. Albany: Univ. of the State of New York, 1910. 8vo, pp. 119. 111.

This thirty-cent pamphlet deserves perusal by folklorists, as it contains a quantity of matter relating to planting ceremonies, husking customs, special wedding bread, ceremonial foods for dances and "medicine" societies, and husk dolls for magic etc., as well as some folk-tales.

Books for Review should be addressed to

The Editor of Folk-Lore^

c/o David Nutt,

57-59 Long Acre, London, W.C.