THE fog came up and in from the sea, white out of the dark, rolled over the brows of black cliffs by a black wind. It spread across the black barrens and crawled up among the stunted black timber of the hills. It was cold as the breath of an ice-berg.By THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS89 min
THE crash of guns. A Battle. Dismay. Death. A night of chaos. And four men in a thicket. One of them spoke: “A bloody Hun prison, that’s us! My Heavens! Where are we?” Another answered caustically: “Monsieur, we are lost—and very tired.” A third man laughed.By FRANK L. PACKARD45 min
THE PARNLEY estate is in the hands of Jonas Haight and Wesley Trollivor. Keen men, unhampered by scruples, cold, cruel crafty. To them comes the news that the heir, reported dead, is alive and coming to claim his own. Too deeply involved to meet this situation, they induce Nevilles, who drops in upon them with his story of overshadowing crime, to act as the heir.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE29 min
THE principal curse of all artistic endeavor to secure financial success is that the successful artist requires not only an artistic but a business sense. More especially does this principle apply to the least of all the—arts—acting. Because, from that welter of thwarted ambition, diseased vanities, and personal jealousy which is the British stage, only the hardest-headed, hardest-hearted ever emerge to London prominence.By GILBERT FRANKAU22 min
WHEN these few kind words are in the hands of the publishers of MACLEAN’S, another page in Canadian history will have been turned—another session of Parliament will be swinging down its corridors of oratory. For Premier King has kept his promise to his Farmer allies.By J. K. MUNRO15 min
IS ONE of the court battles against the legality of the Hudson’s Bay Charter, the great Canadian hinterland. part of which is the Mackenzie River Basin, was described as “a m re waste and howling wilderness, where half-famished birds of prey wage eternal war with a sparse population of half-starved savages; where the drought is more than Saharan, the cold more than Arctic; and woe betide the mad and unfortunate individual who might so far be diverted from the paths of prudence as to endeavour to settle in those But as Alaska, step-child of Russia once, turned out to be a golden Cinderella, repaying an hundredfold the labor and money invested, so also the Mackenzie Basin gives promise that it will prove to be a vast sto ehouse of wealth when the many resources found there during late years are exploited.By ANTHONY RICH12 min
TWO HOURS behind us stretched the long, hot trail of the train which had brought us from the torrid heat of the city to a dock, where trim, red-funneled steamers waited to speed us over the cool waters of the Muskoka lakes. The last lap of our journey was a two-mile motor run through green woodlands, and over smooth table rocks to the lake-side hotel, and it was while enjoying this drive that I first stumbled upon the little story of life and love which had its birth in the hectic days of the Great War.By NORMA PHILLIPS MUIR12 min
THE long-awaited recovery in wheat prices which, in the minds of so many Canadians, is the necessary herald of a return to general prosperity, still seems reluctant to declare itself. Not yet can we confidently look for the liquidation of the farmers’ indebtedness to the banks, and the resumption of his purchases from eastern manufacturers, which after all, are our chief needs at the present time.By GILBERT E. JACKSON8 min
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