IT was eleven o’clock of a cold Christmas Eve in the year 1999. In the little old tumble-down carpenter shop of meek old Meyer Abrams, back in a ramshackle court-yard of the Ghetto, sat the strange young. Jew, alone. All up and down Baxter street the wretched winter wind howled along, slamming the creaky tenement shutters; and the drizzling sleet pelted the roof tops and the gutters cruelly and incessantly.By Harris Merton Lyon26 min
"IT is a mistake to take a boy out of life to educate him for life.” “Go on Sonny, git all de learnin’ you can, but you wants to be kayful ’bout one t’ng; you doesn’t wanter get mo’ knowledge dan you has intelligence ter manage it.” “What are you doing?” said a teacher to a pupil who had closed his book and was resting his head in his hands.By DR. ORISON SWETT MARDEN21 min
ABOUT their Senate Canadians have heard more and know less than of any institution which serves them. Battles waged by men to win their way to the Commons and by Governments and parties to secure and retain its control have drawn attention to the elected chamber so often that many people look upon it as the whole of Parliament.By A. B. Hannay13 min
ing them how happy they made her; how since they had been kind enough to come, she would let them have a real Christmas —“Only,” she added quickly, “it will have to be by the light of one candle, but that won’t make any difference, because you can pile on just as much wood as you choose.
turned toward the door to meet Rea coming out. “Oh, Mr. Stover,” she cried. “I was so tired and worn out I completely forgot about Fowler until I was in bed. He mustn’t escape. Has he come on to town after us?” “I haven’t seen him. Mr. Sumner just—” “But we must do something.
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