September 1, 1933

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Single to Sicily

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Stubborn

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Gentlemen are Never Jealous

Single to Sicily 2021
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Single to Sicily

SWALLOWING a tasteless lunch, Colonel Pluckett sneaked out of the Domenico Hotel, avoided the post office, and visited four other hotels in succession during that post-prandial hour when hardly anyone is astir. After three blank draws, the Diodoro Hotel porter informed him that the Signorina Butterworth was indeed staying there, that she was most unfortunately not in the hotel at the time but had left a note.
Stubborn 1415
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Stubborn

FAR ASTERN, the last shore lights stabbed the sky, each successive stab dimmer than the preceding one. In five minutes it would have sunk behind the horizon. The orchestra played sleepy waltz or peppy foxtrot—and the orchestra of the Talos was the envy of greater ships.
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Gentlemen are Never Jealous

MR. GEORGE TALBOT ROPER, 3rd—wearing the most correct of dinner clothes, a proper coat of tan not too dark to be becoming, and a smile slightly condescending to humanity in general but not at all to Miss Eliotte Quire beside him—sat on the Quire terrace and discussed an abstract subject.
Through Glass Darkly 1011
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Through Glass Darkly

FOR THE MOMENT the Blue Grotto was Montreal’s fashionable night club, and its clientele still preserved a reasonable mixture of haule noblesse and half-world. To the subtle lament of saxophone, the tall, slim figure of Kent Power moved through tables most of whose occupants were dancing on the dark-wooded floor.
FIASCO in a MUSEUM 1617
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FIASCO in a MUSEUM

ON A MONDAY afternoon in June, King George V entered the coldly scientific atmosphere of a London museum and began to read from a typewritten manuscript; “At this time of widespread economic distress . . .” Thus Britain's King opened history’s greatest congress of the nations, the Monetary and Economic Conference called by the League of Nations.
HOUSE OF HATE 1213
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HOUSE OF HATE

OF ALL the jests that Canadian institutions foist on their trusting taxpayers, the idea that a young offender should be sent to Kingston Penitentiary to “learn a trade” is the most ridiculous. It only beclouds judgment to argue that if a boy has it in him he will learn something wherever he is.
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Strawberry Picnic

SARAH was getting the strawberries ready. They were to be used with cream; dipped into the little cartons of Devonshire cream that Jane had contrived to make with repeated processes and much travail of mind. "Sarah, come and look,” she would cry.
HALF A MILLION LOBSTERS 89
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HALF A MILLION LOBSTERS

LOBSTERS! LIVE LOBSTERS! Five hundred thousand pounds of ’em ! Enough for twenty-five full carloads. Lobsters, alive and vicious. Red lobsters, black-green lobsters, yellow lobsters and pink lobsters. Live lobsters, weighing one pound, five pounds, ten pounds, fifteen pounds, twenty pounds, and all the other weights in between.
Value of Audits to Investors 4849
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Value of Audits to Investors

COMPANIES have become so large in the last half century, and the partnership of the general public in industry so extensive, that the work of inspection of accounts on behalf of shareholders has necessarily had to be delegated to accountants of wide experience and exceptional qualifications.
What Are You? 89
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What Are You?

IT IS PROBABLE that there never was a time in Canadian history when the average citizen was called upon to do as much political wondering as he is today. Certainly, the confusion of political, social and economic factors has never before conspired so effectively to puzzle the man in the street.
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