IT was before Smoke Bellew staked the farcical townsite of Tra-Lee, made the historic corner of eggs that nearly broke Swiftwater Bill’s bank account, or won the dog-team race down the Yukon for an even million dollars, that he and Shorty parted company, on the upper Klondike.By Jack London27 min
IT was eleven o’clock on the evening of the King’s Birthday, and official England foregathered at the Prime Minister’s reception. Charles Anderell, C.B., newly-appointed Director of Documents in the Defense Department.—the youngest director in the service—had come on to the Foreign Office, after the official dinner of his department, and in three-quarters of an hour had advanced barely twenty yards along the corridor.By Owen Oliver15 min
“LOOK now! a pose for an artist! You would think he had the cares of the company on his shoulders.” The junior member of the firm of Steele and Archer, Electrical Supply Company, left his desk at the invitation of his senior partner, and tip-toed to the glass door between the offices, to watch a boy of fourteen, or thereabout, who sat with imperturbable coolness among a score of factory foremen, book-keepers, and stenographers, engrossed in a huge book of figures.By Mabel Burkholder11 min
STEPHEN BLAYLOCK was very tired. It was a relief, while he waited to let the doctor out, to sink into the comfortable depths of the worn office chair. In utter weariness he snuggled his head, sideways, into the familiar softness of it, letting his hands hang limply over either side.By Helen E. Williams9 min
I WAS sitting in a newspaper office in Toronto, reading a Montreal daily, when I saw the following paragraph: If the thug that struck down Dave Hennessey in this city last night and robbed him of a gold watch had asked him for the bauble, Dave would have given it to him.By Richard J. Walsh9 min
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