M’SIEU,” said Bouché very timidly, “will you not come to my house for an hour and drink tea? My family will be honored.” Neil Campbell sent him a friendly grin. “That is kind of you, but—” “But what, m’sieu?” There was a moment of hesitation. Two days had passed since Macdonald had given him the autocratic order never to enter the clerk’s house, and the more Neil thought of it the less he liked it.By ALAN SULLIVAN
CAPTAIN LANSDALE closed the novel he was reading and jerked it irritably across the deck of his day cabin. “Bilge!” he ejaculated aloud. He lay back in the chintz-covered armchair with his feet on another chair and his white tunic unbuttoned.By "BARTIMEUS"
SOME FOLK, the kind who don’t believe in the pik-gee-gees, say Randy Corrigan left the woods and turned fanner for love of a yellow-haired girl, but that’s not right. The yellow-haired girl had her part in it, of course, but Randy Corrigan himself told me the little men drove him from the woods.By LESLIE McFARLANE
BETTER Baby Bureau, The Mothers' World, Dear Sir or Madam: As one of your most faithful readers, although not a mother but a father, I am venturing to address you on the subject near to the heart of your department. I have long followed with sympathetic interest your campaign for better babies, and I feel sure you will be encouraged by the news that I now communicate to you.By RICHARD HOWELLS WATKINS
THERE ARE too many deep-rooted false beliefs concerning dogs. For, barring disease and accident —and even these sometimes come under the same heading—well-meaning ignorance is responsible for most canine ills, and a great many of their misdemeanors and tragedies.By ANNE ELIZABETH, VICTOR BLOCHIN
OF ALL the various types of football played the world over, T like our Canadian game best. We have developed it ourselves to suit our own particular needs, our short season, our uncertain weather, and other peculiarly Canadian conditions. It is our own game, and we like it.By FREDERICK EDWARDS
OUR HOUSE was half a mile from the river and we never thought the water would come near it,” said the young man from London, Ontario. “My wife and I drove down beside the Thames to watch the muddy water coming up around some of the houses close to the bank.By HUGH TEMPLIN
IF YOU KNEW of a disease which every year kills twice as many persons as scarlet fever, tuberculosis, diphtheria and motor cars combined; which produces 13 per cent of the insane; which kills 7½ per cent of all those dying in mental hospitals; which causes 83 per cent of the deaths of babies born of infected and largely innocent mothers; which accounts for a high proportion of the sudden deaths of men in their prime; which in its disastrous effects far outranks the casualties of war, and which at the same time is perfectly preventable and curable by the means at our disposal—would you say “Hush”?By John W. S. McCullough
THE CONTENTS of the plane’s cabin on the morning of departure from Great Bear Lake would have been rated as fantastic on any airway in Christendom except those which ply the North West Territories. They included, among other items, three sled dogs and a cariole sleigh, snowshoes, rifles, lengths of hand steel, sledge hammers, dynamite, gasoline, half a dozen cases of canned goods, and the makings of a tent.By LESLIE ROBERTS
THE JAPANESE invasion of China has loomed black in the world’s headlines for weeks. But how about the Japanese invasion of Canada? Not a military onslaught, of cóurse, but an invasion nevertheless—a quiet, methodical, peaceful business affair that, unknown to most Canadians, has been going on for a long time.By CHARLES LUGRIN SHAW
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