CAL’S first impulse was to drive to Plainville and tell Minnie everything. He felt that he had come to an impasse in his life where he must lean on other judgment beside his own. His house of dreams had collapsed, shattered by a blow under a clear sky, a blow unheard and unseen by any neighbor, and he was writhing amid the ruins.By ROBERT J. C. STEAD46 min
"I DON’T give a hoot for the usual notions, Marjorie. I can’t feel that a wife has much of a claim upon a man simply because she’s borne him a lot of babies, or scrubbed many a dish pan, or let herself go to pieces in humdrum fealty to him. It’s a very different sort of thing that counts.By LILITH BENDA37 min
WHEN Wolver Stark saw the wild sheep fall, he thought he had lost it for good. So far as he could judge from the place at which he fired the shot, it went clean over the edge, and he concluded that the shattered hulk would not come to rest for 1,000 feet or more.By H. MORTIMER BATTEN, F.Z.S.18 min
A SMALL party of Alberta celebrities was toiling, single file, up the steep ascent back of Spirit River to view the country. Zig-zagging like a snake fence down the rocky trail staggered the rough, ill-kept figure of a man. As he neared the little groups of notables he stopped, swayed dizzily before the first man in the party who drew back in horror, for the fellow’s face was smeared with blood that ran from a wound in his head and trickled off his chin.By DOROTHY G. BELL12 min
MANY an interesting craft has slipped quietly out of Vancouver harbor, during its fifty years as a port, through the First Narrows, past Prospect Point, and melted into the track of the setting sun upon some mysterious quest. But it is altogether likely that no more interesting craft, or one carrying a more interesting complement, has left this port than that which left a trail of smoke behind her she passed up Point Grey upon a certain January day of the present year of grace.By NOEL ROBINSO12 min
THE distinction of individuality is the sign of the well-planned home. In nothing is there a more divided opinion as to what constitutes the nearest approach to the idea than in house design. Alice cannot endure pokey places; Betty would die of loneliness in a rambling country house.By RAYMOND CARD9 min
WITH a continuance of such healthy, indices as expanding export trade, ready absorption of Canadian loans both in the domestic and New York money markets and the prospect of a 300,000,000 bushel western wheat crop to market at higher prices than a year ago, the Canadian business man enters the autumn season with a warranted confidence.By J. HERBERT HODGINS8 min
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