HE OPENED the door, steadying it with his foot. The curtain flapped wildly round them as they crossed the threshold. The broad white beam of the electric torch swung from window to desk, from desk to safe. “The door over there is open,” exclaimed the Chief, “that’s the way they’ve gone.” Suddenly he clutched Robin’s arm.By VALENTINE WILLIAMS37 min
"DO you believe in ghosts, Mr. Vincent?” Of all the people who sat in the semi-circle of intimate friends round the fire at the country house party, the one least likely to be superstitious or to accept what could not be proved with legal precision was Vincent.By C. W. STEPHENS29 min
I'M NOT as young as I once was. That sad truth came home to me at Winnipeg, after the Canadian Club dinner where I tried to tell five hundred comfortably fed westerners how little I really knew about the Permanence of the Poetic Instinct. “It’s dreadful, simply dreadful!” said the Thin Lady who came dolorously up to me when it was all over.By ARTHUR STRINGER23 min
IF THE average Canadian, American or European university graduate has ten ideas about the North, nine of them are wrong. So far as the victims of Canadian and American education are concerned, I know from experience. As to the Europeans, I judge them by their books and conversation.By VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON22 min
IF GINGER KEMP had been asked to enumerate his good qualities, it is not probable that he would have drawn up a very lengthy list. He might have started by claiming for himself the virtue of meaning well, but after that he would have had to chew the pencil in prolonged meditation.By Pelham Grenville Wodehouse21 min
"OH, OH! Freddy kissed Marion, Freddy kissed Marion!” The refrain, taken up by one, after a moment of hushed surprise following Freddy’s bold move, inspired the crowd of youngsters to song' and in a moment the holly-decked room with its undoing sprig of mistletoe rang with the story of Freddy’s temerity.By NORMA PHILLIPS15 min
IT BEGAN, when Jones’ wife rang me up to ask me to dine, and meet her old school friend, from some forsaken hole in the country. I tell you candidly that I accepted without hesitation, because of my suburban lots I proposed to sell to Jones. “So glad!” chirped Jones’ wife, who never knows when to quit, “you will like Ruth; she’s such a dear, though of course,” apologetically, “she’s not very young!” If she had said: “She’s not very sane;” or, “she’s not very decent!” she would have used the same tone.By MEREDITH HOPE14 min
THE investors MOST during significant the past feature fortnight for or so has been the sharp advance in the prices of Victory bonds, and many other Government and municipal issues. It is quite true that the advance of several points in a few days of Victories such as the 37’s and 33’s was followed by a recession in price to some extent, but this was only the ordinary reaction that invariably is the experience of securities when the market advance is too swift.
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