"IT’S A quarter to eight, your lady-ship.” Dering, who would no more have dreamed of calling an Earl’s daughter “my lady” than of taking service at a rectory, deposited her mistress’s early morning tea on the little Jacobean table at the bedside; moved silent-footed across the Turkey rugs towards the broad mullioned windows; drew back the chintz curtains to reveal a winter’s daybreak softened by that gray mist which is presage of good hunting in the English grass-counties; and departed for the bathroom.By GILBERT FRANKAU65 min
THROUGH a draughty chink in the stable door, Len Ballister, champion stavecutter, diplomat and constable of Chatville East, could command a perfect view of the place of his adoption, scintillating in garb of winter’s snow. Also by manipulating his long neck slightly he could command one of the cabins—owned by himself, but managed by Jane-Ann, the partner of his joys and sorrows.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE32 min
FROM the time she was born Marjorie had basked in the sunny appreciation of an admiring world. When she was three years old she had dragged her mother’s hand mirror off the dresser and after an examination of her pink, dimpled chubbiness, had looked up confidently at her adoring parent and asked, “Aren’t I pretty?”By MARY BADGER WILSON21 min
OTTAWA for the time being has ceased to be the political centre of the universe. With the “business” cabinet scattered hither and yon in search of the education travel is supposed to give, the veneer is almost off the lumber camp and the solemn silence is broken only by the hoarse boom of the Chaudière.By J . K. MUNRO16 min
"THE public has kept me busy licking postagestamps for over 50 years, and I think I’ll stay at the job.” That decision was made some years ago; it was made in response to a request that he should stand for some important elective office, but the man who has seen more years of service than any other postmaster on the continent was eager for no other honor than his years of faithful public service.By J. M . ELSON10 min
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