August 15, 1933

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The Canoe from Beyond the Moon

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Single to Sicily

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The Canoe from Beyond the Moon

TO SUNDRY habitants dwelling along the reaches of the St. Lawrence, from Varennes on the south shore opposite the eastern extremity of Montreal, to Trois Rivières, halfway to Quebec, the intense drone of the airplane motor high in the night sky meant little.
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SHARI DAWN inspected her preparations for the evening with the critical eye of a stage director taking a final view of his mise en scène before a première. Heavy amber drapes shut out the ragged skyline, and the rumble of the city walled in the room’s silence.
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Single to Sicily

HAVING EXPRESSED myself with regard to your behavior about Dora, I have now something to say about the young person with whom I saw you today, Murray." “Person, aunt?” "I cannot call her anything else.” Mr. Bishop sighed. They were in the garden of the Villa Piccolina.
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Carnations

BENJAMIN POLLACK drew in his breath with a hiss as a dark green mountain of water hit the ship and shook her as a terrier shakes a rat. From stem to stern she quivered and groaned, and Benjamin quivered and groaned with her. Beneath the edge of his sou’wester, his eyes, bleary and red-rimmed with the drive of the wind, peered ahead.
Munitions Morality 89
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Munitions Morality

RECENTLY THREE WARS were proceeding which the League of Nations had condemned as unjustifiable resorts to arms—one in the Far East and two in South America. Their condemnation by the League had counted for nothing. It is not admonitions which count in war, but munitions.
HOUSE OF HATE 1213
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HOUSE OF HATE

WE WERE called into the warden’s office. Such a call, in the ordinary course of prison life, is about as pleasing to an inmate as a summons to the office of the principal is for a schoolboy. But with us it is the “paddling table," as it is called, that takes the place of a cane.
My Four Years in Russia 1213
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My Four Years in Russia

THE IMPRESSION outside of Russia is that the Soviets have the largest army in the world. I do not positively know their fighting strength, but I am satisfied that they have a very large army. I have heard that they have between 800,000 and 1,000,000 men under arms; that in three months they can put an army of 14,000,000 trained men in the field, and at the end of six months increase this number to 25,000,000.
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YOUNG MAN INCOGNITO

TEN MINUTES,” announced the bus operator, "t' get somp’n t' eat. If y' wanna,” he added ominously. Asher Goss got out because the others did. He was emptied of desire, even for a cup of coffee. He strolled aimlessly along the village street, vaguely charmed by elms and the white spire of a Wren church, slender against blue distant hills.
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Very Good, Sir

IT HAPPENED at Valenciennes, which is the lace city of Northern France; the city where, after being welcomed with open arms and kisses by a jubilant and grateful population one week, we were charged double prices for everything we tried to buy the next.
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THE MAGIC OF MELODY

I DID NOT believe the nurse. The nurse stood outside the operating theatre door and she said that my boss was quite all right. “They are operating," she said, “and he is playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on a gramophone." She was a perturbed nurse.
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