The story: While motoring from London to Scotland at night, Jimmy Harrison is halted at a lonely house by a scream. He enters by a window and finds a recently murdered man; also a girl, her face curiously covered with paint, lying unconscious.By Frank King34 min
ART is the first thing affected by economic depression, or by war which leads to national impoverishment if it lasts too long. That is why some artists are half starved, or at least underfed, in garret rooms or studios in mean streets. Bohemia has always been a squalid realm when the luxury trades are not flourishing.By PHILIP GIBBS28 min
JOE sat on the edge of a box and waited while the dressers put on his heavy, lead-soled shoes. His eyes, wide and blue and thoughtful as a child's, stared over the side of the salvage ship, and the pink woollen cap he wore gave him the appearance of a great overgrown boy. His left foot was done, and with a mechanical gesture he put out the right.By BERNARD J. FARMER19 min
ARMISTICE MORNING, and the bugles at the Menin Gate. It is not as impressive as I thought it would be, as all the ceremony is scheduled for six o’clock in the evening and not many have thought about the eleven o’clock signal. It is a damp, heavy morning, and all the people seem affected by the weather, so I have small regrets as we leave Ypres on our way to Arras.By WILL R. BIRD18 min
WHEN everybody had left the office except Molly Burney, that most faithful, patient, and competent of secretaries, Tony sat at his desk and thought intently. There were still pages and pages of figures to be checked, but Tony, who even at high school had been a wizard at “maths.” knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that all his checking and figuring would not make twice minus equal even the smallest plus.By RAYNER SEELIG17 min
WHEN Major L. T. Burwash, F.R.G.S., returned from his 1930 expedition to the North Magnetic Pole and the old camp sites of the ill-fated Franklin expedition, he had a good many pleasant things to say about Walter Gilbert, the man who had flown him in and out from that jagged Arctic coastline.By FREDERICK B. WATT15 min
ARE we in Canada being honest about divorce? As a people, we have always flattered ourselves that in divorce matters we are not as other nations are—that our divorce rate is very low; that such few divorce proceedings as eventuate are always conducted with due decorum and due regard to the intent of our relatively stringent divorce laws.By DORA M. SANDERS12 min
SOMEONE has said. “Russia is the only country where children are not spoiled by parents and relations.” It is certainly true that children are the first consideration of the Soviet state. In many instances they are cared for by the state. In all cases they are taught communism, ideology of Soviet rule and anti-religion, as well as the subjects of regular education.By FREDERICK E. ROBSON11 min
HOCKEY clubs in the Maritime Provinces are making their most determined effort in the history of Canadian sport to bring the Allan Cup, emblematic of Canada's amateur hockey championship, to the Atlantic seaboard. Whether this campaign will be successful is pretty much in the lap of the gods, but one thing is certain.By D. LEO DOLAN9 min
WHAT Izaak Walton said of the strawberry might well be paraphrased for chocolate: "Surely God could have made a better flavor, but surely God never did.” But that is only half the story, for its nutritive value places it among the important foods and its many uses make it valuable from a culinary point of view.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL7 min
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