FREDDIE ROOKE gazed coldly at the breakfast table. Through a gleaming eyeglass he inspected the revolting object which Parker, his faithful man, had placed on a plate before him. “Parker!” His voice had a ring of pain. “Sir?” “What’s this?”By PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE41 min
THE warm October was followed by a muggy, wet November. The elm leaves turned yellow but did not fall; the ash-trees lighted up the woods like gigantic lanterns set in amber; single branches among the maples slowly crimsoned. As yet the dropping of acorns rarely broke the forest silence in Sagamore County, although the blue-jays screamed in the alders and crows were already gathering for their annual caucus.By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS25 min
"AND a mighty good school too for a sport. Do you know it?" "But Lydia," I began, "what in the name of—?' “Sh-h! Don’t swear,” was all she said, as taking Boosey’s parcel she opened Vio’s door, softly she closed it behind her. Once more Boosey’s expression dramatized my situation.By BASIL KING31 min
TWENTY-FIVE years now I have been in baseball, for the most part in Canada, as player, league captain, manager, scout and organizer. In the latter capacity I have assisted at various times during the past fifteen years in organizing Canadian leagues and that has been the most interesting of all also the most trying and precarious.By GEORGE W. (Knotty) LEE22 min
MONSIEUR ANTON BEAUCHAMP was the pro-prietor of the Café Rouge in London. Monsieur Anton Beauchamp was once proprietor of the Café Bleu in Paris. For many years he had cast envious eyes on London. Did not always his guests, those strange blonde people with clothes like blankets, pay his prices without question?By ARTHUR BEVERLEY BAXTER19 min
THE Easter adjournment found Parliament thoroughly under the influence of the Ottawa atmosphere. The dignity given to the proceedings by the new buildings, further isolation provided for the minor statesmen by new rules that closed the corridors adjoining the chamber to press and public, and the joys of the social whirl have fully convinced the private member of his individual greatness.By J. K. MUNRO16 min
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