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he was correspondent of the Boston Traveler. After his marriage, he wrote for the Youth's Companion and Harper's, not to speak in detail of his several lectures and translations. Mr. Frazar's first book was on Practical Boat Sailing. The value of this standard treatise is proved by its reappearance in French, German, and Spanish. So much for the practical side. Perseverance Island (1884) is a work of juvenile fiction, popular in England, as well as in America. This book out-Crusoes Crusoe. Its hero is cast upon one of the unknown islands of the Pacific, with no friendly well-stored wreck at hand. With almost nothing but his hands and his scientific knowledge, the lonely sailor makes tools and house, gunpowder, bricks, a water wheel, a blast-furnace, even a sub-marine boat and a flying machine. Rich in real estate and in discovered gold, this modern Selkirk is properly rescued at last. The Log of the Maryland (1890), in the guise of fiction, is in effect an account of one