ALONG ancestry has its advantages. But now and then the possessor meets obstacles which must be hurdled if he would continue to enjoy the privileges of proud birth. Take the case of Lord Rodney, of Alberta. His forefathers were all fighting men, roving the seas in search of adventure—and generally finding plenty of it.By OWEN E. McGILLICUDDY7 min
THE days went by without any word of Cal or Reed. The summer-fallowing on the Stake farm was finished, and Gander and Grit Hamilton, and Jackson Stake were now busy in the fragrant hay. Young Jackson still stayed about the farm but took little part in its labor; in spite of the conditions laid down by his father he spent most of his time fishing in the lake, shooting gophers, or roaming over the prairie.By Robert Stead37 min
CLAIRE WEBSTER stood beside the breakfast table surveying its appointments with a practised eye. Her long, delicate fingers moved a slender fluted glass a little to one side. Garth was so particular about little things. Martha could never be made to understand that there was any reason why a grape fruit should be done just so.By JOSEPH LISTER RUTLEDGE28 min
WHAT,” said George Thinn, throwing back the silk coverlet of his modern four-poster bed, “is the cock-eyed idea?” The intruder at his dressing table turned as the overhead chandelier flooded the room with near-daylight. The revolver in his hand covered the foolish Mr. Thinn who was disobeying Rule Number One for dealing with burglars, viz: “Never start an argument with a man carrying a gun.”By FRANK R. ADAMS26 min
STABILITY of government has been established; the one prize Canada drew from the grab-bag.” Thus the Winnipeg Tribune epitomizes Canada’s election aftermath. We have heard a good deal about stability. The pre-election cry was for a vote which would bring stability and now, with a reasonable degree of unanimity, the press of the country, mirroring public opinion, agrees that the September vote brought the Dominion the much desired political element.By J. HERBERT HODGINS7 min
THE feathers are all that was left of the canary. The clock in the office of the Promethean Fire Insurance Company pointed to five minutes to nine. Before the cloakroom mirror girls brighthued and chattering as a flock of tropic birds, busied themselves with lipstick, powder and rouges of weird tints, each warranted to transform itself miraculously on the cheek to that “red . . . Nature’s own sweet and cunning hand laid on.”By ANITA GABRIELLE LAVACK22 min
Question—A.L., Victoria: Can you kindly help me to get a list of travel books on Canada, especially about British Columbia? Answer—There is a new book, published this year, called “The Glamor of British Columbia,” by H. Glen Ward. One of the best books on Canada is “A Woman in Canada” by Mrs. George Cran, which came out about fifteen years ago.By EDWINA SETON7 min
WELL, say, Maurine, I did promise, on that postcard I sent you, that I’d tell you all about the adventure I had on my wedding night, didn’t I? Say, believe you me, that was some wedding-night! I bet nobody this side of the grave ever had one like mine.By CONSTANCE TRAVERS SWEATMAN19 min
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