"WELL, Doctor,” asked Willings, “what now?” A question already asked and answered many times that week. Yet now no answer seemed humanly possible. But Laneham did answer. Even then he still lifted his face, four-square and unyieldingly, to all the powers of darkness.By E. McFarlane38 min
IT was not until the clear and coldly penetrating light of the following morning that Macraven fully realized how ignominiously he had failed in his efforts toward a disciplining of the airy and unchastened Sybil. It had been his intention to make no direct allusion to this failure, and the reasons thereof, but he felt that Anne would not be satisfied with silence.By Arthur Stringer24 min
THE heart of the Algoma country is a region of solitude for the most part and Lockwood’s siding on the Canadian Midland Railway is nothing but a rusty switch between flag-stations. Freight van No. 13542, standing there by itself, had a lonesome look which was emphasized by the thin spiral of blue smoke that curled lazily from its tiny chimney and wandered upward against the dark background of spruce that clothed the neighboring hill to lose itself in the bright amber of the evening sky.By Hopkins Moorhouse23 min
ALL the world knows now that the United States declared for neutrality. The fame, or the infamy, of that declaration is likely to go down ,to posterity as the watchword of a dollar-glutted democracy that could not see that the fight was not Germany versus England, but despotism versus freedom, might versus right.By Agnes C. Laut14 min
IN the preceding part of this article I have discussed the problem of permanent peace as viewed in the light of the past. I endeavored to show that in earlier ages the war of tribe against tribe and the fight of man against man seemed a necessity of human destiny.By Stephen Leacock13 min
SHE was a gentle little woman, with a sweet face and clear soft eyes. Meeting her casually, you would instantly have set her down as a good wife and mother—a person who had drifted, at an early age, into a quiet little backwater of domesticity, and there had remained, content to accept life as something placid and pleasant and free from complicated emotions.By Mary E. Lowrey13 min
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