THE Hon. Robert Norman Beanyngton-Brome, familiarly known as “Beans” to his immediate friends, third son of the late lamented Lord Stranways, and only surviving brother of the present Lord, stood alone in the paddock at Ascot, intently figuring at his gold monogramed betting book.By W. Hastings Webling, Frank A. Munsey20 min
LIEUTENANT DENNIS FLAHERTY sat in his chair and yawned. Then he stretched his great arms high into the air, and his great legs out before him, and wriggled. He had inside him an uncomfortable, stuffed feeling. For Lieutenant Flaherty had long contracted the habit of eating more than was good for him, and the consequence was not only an increasing embonpoint, but a habitual torpor, as of a gorged python.By Burton E. Stevenson13 min
Of the new El Dorado in Northern Ontario, Edwin Morris writes entertainingly in Pearson’s Magazine. He gives some readable stories of the discovery of the Porcupine Camp and of the earlier adventures of one Bill Woodney in the same region.
Bernard Darwin contributes to the Strand Magazine an interesting article on some of the curious wagers which have been made between English gentlemen in bygone years. Of the Earl of March and Ruglen, better known as the Duke of Queensberry, he writes,
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