The third number of the Advocate opens with several lively editorials on a variety of subjects. Especially good is the one suggesting the introduction of conventional German courses at Harvard, similar to those given by the Department of French.
The stories in the present number are hardly as good as those in the last. "Duck-Shooting," a sketch by F. R. Dickinson, is an attempt at word painting. The plot of "A Stranger in a Strange House" by Roy Pier, is a familiar one and the writing seems rather mechanical in places. G. S. Franklin's story, "Was it an Hallucination?" is told in a convincing way and moves steadily from beginning to end. The best piece in the number is "Hank Peters' Code," by F. R. DuBois. Aside from being a clever character study, it shows a thorough knowledge of the customs and surroundings of a miner's life. "The One who Laughs Last," by C. R., is written with some skill, but the subject is not of enough interest to hold the attention closely. Of the four selections of verse, the most deserving of mention is "The Old South," by Paul Foster Strout. It is thoughtfully done and shows real feeling and appreciation. Other verses are "Autumn," and "The Coming of the Night," by A. D. Ficke, and "Miranda," unsigned.