November 15, 1933

FICTION

The Little Sahib

FICTION

Old Hands

FICTION

INTRODUCTION TO AUTUMN

The Little Sahib 1819
FICTION

The Little Sahib

A FEW MINUTES before midnight Rustum Khan crept out of the tent. He was naked saving his loin-cloth, and he gripped a knife between his teeth. From where he lay to the thana was about eighty yards of undulating sand. Ringing the square, in the centre of which the thana stood, were the tents and picketed camels of the pilgrims.
Old Hands 1617
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Old Hands

HE WAS BEGINNING to feel the years. At one time had never noticed the strain, took it all as part of the day’s work, but that time was long ago. There were, he reflected with a touch of cynicism, a hundred Neil Huxleys riding today. No, that was not quite right.
INTRODUCTION TO AUTUMN 45
FICTION

INTRODUCTION TO AUTUMN

THE ADVERTISEMENT read: “Chauffeur, to drive Romano; must be of unexceptionable appearance, wear uniform well, not young.” On the whole, a little oddly worded. The clauses were astonishingly apt, as though they were written to describe, in a nutshell, Jorgis himself.
Old Gold 1415
FICTION

Old Gold

MARRIAGE!” cried Matthew Darbey, with all the assurance of his twentyfive years. "Marriage! Phooey on it for a fellow like me! Yes. show me a girl with a million or so, and I might think about it. That is, if she’s at all goodlooking. But no extra meal tickets for me.
CRY HAVOC! 89

CRY HAVOC!

I BELIEVE that the discussion of war should begin with the personal agony of the soldier and should end with the political and economic frictions which result in that agony. In the same way I think that the discussion of poverty should begin with the realization of empty stomachs and squalid rooms and should end with statistics.
Folly for Two 1011

Folly for Two

AT TWO O’CLOCK in the morning, George Witherspoon stood at an intersection which the more respectable hour of two p.m. would have seen full of a fine activity. Just now the coner was shared with George by a stout policeman who watched him with a suspicious eye; an inebriated gentleman who leaned against a friendly lamp-post and assured George in a hoarse monotone that he wasn’t really drunk: and a lean cat which appeared from nowhere and rubbed itself against the nether portion of George's evening clothes.
FREDERICTON 2425
CRY HAVOC!

FREDERICTON

DATES are for histories; and as I have no intention of attempting a history of the capital of New Brunswick in the space allotted, dates are barred. My concern is to convey to my readers a sense of the qualities, characteristics and charms of this little inland city which have endeared it to sojourners within its gateless limits as well as to its native sons.
The Challenge 2223
YOUTH TELLS—

The Challenge

I THINK no other group of people was more interested in, or learned with such bitter disappointment of. the failure of the London Economic Conference than that multifarious band of us, frequently referred to as the youth of today. Yes, we “hey hey” boys and “hotcha” girls, we of “Flaming Youth” fame were vitally interested, for not only was the Conference expected to solve our present difficulties, but also to lay a solid foundation for that which is more important—our future.
The Unorganized Bondholder 4445
YOUR SAVINGS

The Unorganized Bondholder

WELL IN EXCESS of $50.000.000 of corporation mortgage bonds have gone into default over the past four years. These financial upsets have brought heavy losses in their wake and weakened confidence in this type of investment. In other days a mortgage was a mortgage in the true sense of the word, but now it appears that a bond is only a first charge upon income, while the security is seldom enforced when the borrower is in default.
Hous OF HATE 2021

Hous OF HATE

IN ALL the welter of grief brought about by the economic depression, probably no industrial crash or financial failure in the outside world was more keenly felt than tire suspension of the “Bank of Prison Gold” at Collins Bay. The bank was solvent, it was 100 per cent liquid, it had a full and good “deck of weed” for every deck it owed.
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