A MAN crouched over the pungent haze of a smudge he had kindled near the edge of the trail. His smarting eyes blinked vacantly into space—brooding, hopeless, desperate. In a vague mechanical way his hands swept in constant monotony about his head.By H. Graham Starr21 min
ANY stomach, and particularly the human stomach, is like the manufacturing department of a great business organization. In it raw materials are worked over into new and valuable forms. Like a business concern, it is most successful when its manufacturing process is one in which the largest and most valuable results are obtained with speed, accuracy and the least expenditure of labor.By Arthur Henry20 min
WHEN one discusses the business of the retail merchant from the scientific standpoint he at once must contend and work against prejudices of the average person against a subject with the word “scientific” attached to it. I know and we all know that usually when one speaks of a scientific proposition we at once think of the college professor.By W. J. Pilkington20 min
"MANY happy returns of the day!" quoth Guy Dunstable. "How did you know?" asked Barbara Musgrave, her face rippling over with mirthful wonder. “Oh, my prophetic soul !” said Guy. “A fiddlestick for your prophetic soul ! But I am puzzled beyond words ! I told myself this morning that for once in my life I could get neither birthday letter nor birthday greeting from any living soul !”By Evelyn Everett Green18 min
THE doctor and the chief agreed between themselves—and then, as we separated at midnight, they told me, their guest—that next morning would do nicely for a run down the river to Bass Rock. Sunset had augured favorably—a glorious harmony of blended golds, rifting billowy masses of snowy cloud in shafts of strong, shimmering sheen —and the keg of dew-worms I had brought along had been duly inspected and rated up to standard, both in squirmility and fatness.By Talbot Warren Torrance18 min
SCATTERED throughout the Province of Quebec, there stand more than two hundred and fifty quaint and picturesque old manor houses, the relics of a day and generation when the seigniorial system added a distinction and a glory to the period of the French regime.By F. S. Somerville12 min
THERE comes a time in the life of a good many young men when the sporting page of the daily paper begins to divide its interest with the financial page. The change is a gradual one, but it is none the less significant. You will note the young clerk coming from the office, where he has been at work all day, snatch an evening paper from a newsboy and board a car for home.By George W. Brock9 min
A LAND of upland farms and nestling villages; of mountain lakes and tranquil rivers; a new land and a prosperous; a wonder of green in summer, a glory of scarlet and tawny-gold in autumn—such are the Eastern Townships, or, as they are not inaptly called, “The Switzerland of Canada.”By Helen E. Williams9 min
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