FEINTING, he made a first swift try for the hand which held the knife. He did not get it. And only by dropping knee-down did he escape it on the come-back. There was a yell of delight, and other knives began to show themselves. “Will you stop, you fool?” the Doctor cried again.By ARTHUR E. McFARLANE39 min
JOHN HERRIN MACRAVEN, for the first time since his flight from Amboro, seemed morose and depressed and nervous. He sat up in bed and carefully felt his pulse, but could detect no symptom of physiological disturbance. He knew it was something of the mind, and not of the body, for half an hour later when Sybil carolled her morning call from the leaf-muffled garden under his window, he resentfully slammed the heavy wooden shutters.By ARTHUR STRINGER32 min
I SEE it all now. This disappearance of my job synchronized so exactly with the commencement of the war that it created even in my circle of intimate friends, scarcely a ripple of excitement. Attention was diverted from my personal misfortunes; the greater absorbed the lesser as it were.By H. M. TANDY24 min
IN a secluded and quaint corner of the Atlantic seaboard there is a sea-faring and fishing settlement which has been a decaying seaport, but in recent years has been showing signs of revival of commercial activity and has been greatly benefited by the circumstance that a portion of it is merging into a summer colony to which jaded and nerve-shaken dwellers in large cities resort.By WILLIAM B. WALLACE23 min
THERE is a very beautiful prayer in the service of the Church of England, which even a sinful layman may quote, which runs, “Give Peace in our Time, O It was written by men who could not ask—who dared not ask—for more. In the scheme of things, as they saw it, ordained on earth, war seemed, from time to time, a necessary part.By STEPHEN LEACOCK16 min
THE eyes of all men turn to the future—the days after peace has been declared — with varying degrees of hope, optimism, apprehension or positive fear. What Canada has to expect depends in no small degree on the conditions which develop in the United States; and, consequently, a new development in the American situation is fraught with deepest significance for Canadians.By AGNES C. LAUT14 min
FOUR men were lounging in the smoking-room of a St. John club not long ago, when the conversation veered round to a consideration of the question—Who is the most interesting figure of the day in the public life of New Brunswick? It was a question which none of the four had ever discussed before.By W. A. CRAICK11 min
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