T WAS Christimas Eve. Inside her little house. Leila Henderson sat by the lire, a book in her hand.' But try as she would, she could not read, and at last, with a gesture of passionate impatience quickly controlled, she firmly closed her book, as if by doing that she could keep within its covers the image of David.By Alice Ross Colver31 min
THE STORY: In a gloomy isolated house, back from the Dorking-Guildford Road in Surrey, England, lives professor Pye, a distinguished physicist and a man of great wealth. Of a bitter, scornful, misanthropic nature, hating the world because it had never acknowledged his genius and fancying himself belittled and cheated by his contemporaries, Professor Pye lives a friendless and secluded life, working intensely in a well-appointed laboratory that in its isolation and sternness has every appearance of a fortress.By WARWICK DEEPING24 min
DOM NICHOLAS stood in front of the great fireplace, toasting his legs in the heat. His swollen shadow cut the room in half, while to right and left and between his straddled feet the firelight escaped in quivering, ruddy pools. He was not a large man.By JAMES CLIFTON PETERS17 min
AGREAT DEAL of nonsense has been written about gas in the next war. It is a word which, not unnaturally, makes people hysterical when they discuss it. i And therefore itrseems wiser that instead of drawing highly colored pictures of babies growing black in the face in quiet English houses, of whole counties being choked by a withering cloud that turns the hedgerows grey, I should first of all pay all due credit to that school of thought which contends that gas warfare is comparatively “humane” and that its application on a wide scale is likely to be less appalling than is generally maintained.By Beverley Nichols14 min
I DEEPLY appreciate, as always, the privilege of meeting again tonight so many members of the Old Corps and of saying a few words to so many of my comrades of other days. The circumstances of our lives and places keep us for the most part far away from each other, but tonight, and always on Armistice night, whether we are gathered in assembly as we are here, or listening by radio to Armistice programmes, perhaps far distant, or alone and uncompanioned, we who were once members of the Canadian Corps are bound by the ties of a common remembrance.By SIR ARTHUR CURRIE14 min
THAT,”said Herbie Spiller, the winchman, looking up from a copy of the Fundy Fisherman, “was a narrow excape them lobstermen from Deer Island had— marooned two days an’ nights on Shirtail Ledge.” “Hmph!” said Captain Hallan. “Might’ve starved to death,” persisted Herbie Spiller, “or died of thirst—” “Or been et by sea-dogs,” said Captain Hallan with an open sneer.By Louis Arthur Cunningham13 min
ROLL UP your sleeves! This is the day of opportunity for the small business and for individualism! A good business idea is as valuable today as it was in the booming days of 1928—and it can be exploited just as far. Despite this age of concentration and colossal corporations, of amalgamations and mass production, there are men and women who, because of adversity and in spite of it, have built businesses and solved the joint problem of living and earning a living.By W. T. WEBB13 min
INDIAN LEGEND HAS it that at a time when Western Canada must have been singularly devoid of features, Weesakootchaht fled across the country pursued by the severed head of his mother. The head had been detached in the course of a serious quarrel with Weesakootchaht’s father who, however, had been killed outright.By FERRIS NEAYE9 min
IT WON’T be long now! Very soon every last gift must be packed and wrapped and sent off to carry the season's greetings. I shouldn’t wonder if there are still a few decisions to make in spite of your good resolutions last year and in spite of the sound advice to “do your Christmas shopping early.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL9 min
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