THERE was a calendar on the wall of Jeff Crane’s kitchen with a date-pad on it. The month displayed was October, and through the days, from the first to the sixteenth, a pencil had been drawn, signifying that they were dead and done for. Jeff regarded the calendar intently for several moments.By C. W. STEPHENS30 min
SYNOPSIS:—Jill Mariner is engaged to Sir Derek Underhill, whose mother is strongly opposed to the alliance, and exerts all her energy to turn her son against Jill. One day Jill comes home to find that her uncle and trustee, Major Selby, has lost her entire fortune on the Slock Exchange.By PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE24 min
OF COURSE, the Great World’s War has completely overshadowed all previous unpleasantnesses, but in the old days, minor events, as they are deemed-today, were of the most vital importance. Take, for instance, the Trent Affair in 1861, when the United States had forcibly taken Mason and Slidell, the Confederate ambassadors, on their way to Great Britain from the British steamer Trent at Nassau, Bahama Islands.By COLONEL GEORGE H. HAM24 min
SOL WHITTEMORE sat on the threshold of his cabin door and listened in brooding silence to the recital of their wrongs by his fellow woodsmen. These were grouped before him in a semicircle; a few were sitting, some standing; most were in the crouching position peculiar to foresters the world over, squatting on the right heel with the left knee at a right angle—the posture from which one aims at a moose beneath the low boughs.By HENRY C. ROWLAND23 min
I AM a plain sailor, and writing is not my strong point, but I will try to tell the story of the black kitten— and Pilot Jack—just as it happened. You have heard of Pilot Jack, of course. A big fellow, about ten or a dozen feet long, and a sort of dark grey color.By HENRY P. HOLT19 min
WILL the next Dominion election produce the phenomenon of a solid West? The east, which has seldom done much worrying about the West except when crop failures have been feared, is considering this point very carefully, and even anxiously.By WILLIAM BYRON19 min
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