THE STORY: Having failed to borrow money in London for the building of a railroad from Montreal to the Pacific coast, Premier Sir John A. Macdonald persuades a group of Canadian business men to finance the road. In Yale, B.C., to which point the railroad has been constructed from the West Coast, a gambler named Bulldog Kelly stages a card duel with another Kelly, better known as The Rake.By ALAN SULLIVAN33 min
WANT TO swim now?” she asked him gently, deferring to melancholy. But he just said, “Oh, let’s bake a while,” and kept on staring at the slim rouged foot which waved like a flower against the silky September sky. Delicately attached to a long creamy leg, not tanned enough to be even decent, it announced the Venus-like Miss Ogden, who lay sublimely, supinely above her narrow violet shadow, glowing like a badly-set pearl out of a tangle of shoulders and jerseys.By LAETITIA McDONALD32 min
OUTSIDE, the world was brown and grey with October. But Kent Power’s slim long fingers brought the blue of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody” from his baby grand piano, to fill a room with jungle sorrow and savagery. He did not hear his man, Hicks, go to the door.By BENGE ATLEE29 min
BUT, my dear Hannah,” said the professor, wrinkling his nose as was his custom when one of his students exhibited obtuseness, “it is a mathematical certainty, or practically that. I cannot understand why you—” “Now, Theodore,” his wife interrupted, “you know that it is nothing but gambling of the worst type. The idea of you saying that betting on a horse race is anything but gambling!”By WILBUR WOOD22 min
IN THE early summer of 1931 His Majesty’s Parliament adjourned for the holidays. Mr. Ramsay MacDonald went by air to Lossiemouth to cogitate by his bookshelves and to listen to the homely music of the boiling tea kettle in the kitchen. Mr. Baldwin departed for Aix-les-Bains to enjoy the cure.
AS YOU go north from Toronto on the road that leads to Barrie, Orillia and the Muskoka highlands, you will see, on your right hand side, nine miles from the city, two unusual buildings. They ride on a little ridge just before you come to the town of Richmond Hill.By ERLAND ECHLIN11 min
JOHN BUCHAN, who comes to us as Governor-General next fall, has a creditable and almost unique pilgrimage behind him in his journey from a modest Free Kirk manse in Scotland to Rideau Hall. He is a Scot pur sang, and intensely proud of his blood.By JOHN STEVENSON11 min
CANADA is out of Davis Cup play. Out temporarily in order to build a winning team. The depleted condition of the treasury of the Canadian Lawn Tennis Association and climatic conditions which make it very difficult for our players to train for matches in the spring, have been advanced as the main reason for our withdrawal.By MARCEL RAINVILLE9 min
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