MR. GOBLE, with a derby hat on the back of his head and an unlighted cigar in the corner of his mouth, was superintending the erection of the first-act set when Jill found him. He was standing with his back to the safety curtain glowering at a blue canvas, supposed to represent one of those picturesque summer skies which you get at the best places on Long Island.By PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE44 min
ONE noon-day in the November of 1918, a taxi-cab drew up at the Washington Inn, a hostelry erected in St. James’s Square for American officers. An officer emerged, and walking with the aid of a cane, followed his kit into the place. It was Austin Selwyn, who, a few days before, had come from France, where he had hovered for a long time in the borderland between life and death.By ARTHUR BEVERLEY BAXTER35 min
MR. THEOPHILUS MASSINGHAM almost barked at the very expensive physician. "How long?” “Six months at least,” pronounced the man of science. “Not a worry or a care. Drop everything— everything, you understand.” The patient impatiently strode four paces east and returned by the reverse route even more impatiently.By HENRY P. HOLT27 min
IN HIS “Recollections of a Police Magistrate,” Colonel George T. Denison, of Toronto, wrote, “I may also say that I depend upon an intuitive feeling as to a man’s guilt or innocence, and not to weighing and balancing the evidence. I depend upon this feeling in spite of evidence.”By MAGISTRATE EMILY F. MURPHY22 min
THE honey smell of whin-bloom and the pine-apple scent of gorse blew faintly into John Magill’s thin face as he turned in at his new gate and faced up the steps to his new two-storey, clap-board house. Behind him was the dying clangour of shop-bells that had to do with the hook coming imperceptibly over his shoulders.By NAN MOULTON18 min
SOCIAL Work! There is hardly a form of properly inspired human activity that is not social work; The term may seem too all inclusive, but surely it is preferable to the almost smug epithet of “Social Service.” Social Work is a definite and clearly marked profession, with its standards, rates of remuneration, exacting codes, and recognized standards of exeeution.By CHARLOTTE E. WHITTON14 min
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