IT was a week later, and well after two, in the dullest ebb of earth’s deadest hour, when Benson lifted the portiere and stepped into my room. I put down the book at which my brain had been scratching, like a dog scratching at a closed door. It was a volume of Gautier’s “Nouvelles.”By Arthur Stringer35 min
TOO many of us think of a garden as rows,” said the professor; “the successful gardener sees his plot as a community of individual plants each with a set of human needs and habits of its own.” The horticulturalists gave a deep and unanimous sigh; this was not the kind of talk they wanted.By Ethyl Munro7 min
MARMADUKE flipped his cigarette butt away, rested his elbows on the arms of his chair, and joined his finger tips together. I was his guest over Sunday at the Golf Club. There was a little dance at a house near by, to which we had been invited, so we dined comfortably at the club, and had an hour or so before we need start out.By A. C. Allenson23 min
THERE was a flurry of alarm across the country when the announcement of the placing of embargoes on certain lines of American goods was announced. In business circles the probability of such an order had been well understood. It was referred to in these columns last month, nevertheless the actual announcement created a certain degree of consternation and a hurried scurry to take stock.
THE Canadian Corps carried out its orders. Afterward the corps commander wiped clean the slate which carried the long tale of meticulously careful preparation, to write thereon a victory. And the young infantrymen cleaned their slates, separating themselves from the tale of longer training than the older men had known, with the involved reproach of never having seen a battle, and wrote themselves comrades of the veterans, soldiers in their own eyes and before the world.By Victor Leese21 min
ON a certain summer night in the year 1916, Lieut. Victor Kilgour of the Canadian Engineers strolled out upon the verandah of the Golf Club in Crowborough and seated himself quite unconsciously very near the sole occupant of the aforesaid verandah.By Arthur Beverley Baxter17 min
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