"NO, no, I’m all right. Really I am. Please leave me alone. You want me to laugh? Ha! Ha! There! Is that all right now?” “No, it isn’t all right. It’s very far from all right, my boy; and this is where you and your little uncle here are going to have a real heart to heart talk.”By Robert W. Service31 min
THE whistling of the air brakes on the seventeen hundred passenger and seven hundred freight trains, which are despatched over the steam railroads of Canada from Atlantic to Pacific every day of the year, is forever calling the attention of the traveler to the wonderful process of evolution through which the railroad systems of the country are passing.By W. Arnot Craick18 min
MY WIFE and I parted on that morning in precisely our usual manner. She left her second cup of tea to follow me to the front door. There she plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership) and bade me take care of my cold.By O. Henry17 min
WE reproduce the following article exactly as it appears in Cassier’s Magazine. This publication deals largely with engineering matters and in a technical way. But the following article by A. W. Day is not only timely, but well written. As the editor of Cassier’s points out in an editorial head-note, this article is very pertinent, in view of the closer trade relations which may soon be consummated between the two countries.
IT takes a writer like Eugene Wood to give the proper touch to the experience of the country lad who sets out from Johnnycake Corners to seek his fortune in the great city. This he does in the American Magazine. You pack your trunk and start for The Wicked City to make your fortune or your living.
IT was noon on University avenue, and the July sun had been shining many hours. Heat radiated from the pavements, the roadway, and even from the people on the street, who moved languidly, as though reluctant to make the effort necessary to reach their destinations.By Ella Middleton Tybout16 min
THE British business man from the American standpoint is discussed in a very entertaining article in the Century Magazine by James Davenport Whelpley. We Americans are inclined to be impatient with English business methods, he begins.
"SKEETS,” I said, after the customary formalities attending the renewal of a friendship had been observed—“Skeets, how’s Trinity Tim? I’m ’most afraid to ask. He hasn’t gone the red-eye route and cashed in?” I was back in the Panhandle cow country for the first time in ten years.By George Rothwell Brown14 min
THE words “psychology,” “psychic” and kindred terms pervade the literature of our day extensively, and from platform and pulpit we hear of “psychic treatment,” the “psychological moment,” etc., etc. In fact, psychology has apparently recently become a very interesting, not to say very fashionable “subject.”By F. E. M. Roberts14 min
ANOTHER man’s point of view is always interesting and when an English person writes of American homes—and Canadian homes are somewhat like those to the south—it is interesting to pause and examine the essay. Mary Mortimer Maxwell writes charmingly on this subject in the National Review, as follows: The typical American home has every comfort, every convenience, almost every charm except one.
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