"THE PREACHER" sat down upon a round rock and moodily contemplated his fallen state and the limping ruins of a shanty set precariously upon the gravelly slope before him. The sun had gone to sleep beneath a gorgeous canopy, the colors of which were already sombering their tones.By CHARLES G. BOOTH30 min
NEIL RICHARDS left the group without a word, reached the foot of the decline with a few long strokes, transferred his skis from his feet to his shoulder and began to clamber upward. He moved very deliberately under his friends’ eyes. The hillside was steeper than the average roof, bristled thickly with spruce and hemlock to right and left, but was bare down the centre.By LLOYD ROBERTS23 min
A GREAT master of English prose has explained the influence of natural environment upon the minds of men. In a more superstitious and uninformed age the mystery, of the mountains gave us our seers, our mystics, and our poets; the problems of the submerged lands, our craftsmen and engineers.By JOHN NELSON16 min
APRIL twentieth.—Mama received picture from America, which she said Aunt Mary sent her for anniversary present. “Isn’t it a wonderful work of art?” said mama, showing it to papa. “It surely is,” said papa, turning frame. “Which way do you look at it?”By ELSIE McCORMICK9 min
THE teacher’s special was descending the Pacific Slope with a kind of joyous abandon. I was bound for British Columbia, for those returning from the West had fired my imagination with their tales of that province of the setting sun. But the unexpected happened.By SARAH NICOLS FLAXMAN9 min
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