IT is one of life’s little ironies, I suppose, that man’s surest escape from misery should be through the contemplation of people more miserable than himself. Such, however, happens to be the case. And prompted by this genial cross between a stoic and cynic philosophy, I had formed the habit of periodically submerging myself in a bath of cleansing depravity.By Arthur Stringer33 min
DEAR DEAN,—Your rare intuitive ability aided by the Canadian press will have advised you of the fact that I have been plucked—not feloniously relieved of money, you know —but gathered by the military authorities from the sacred precincts of the bank, as Professor Emery used to gather speciments of flora when he conducted our “nature tramps” many years ago.By Madge Macbeth31 min
OF the eight pursuers four had somersaulted over the snow and lay stiffening in the gripping frost, but still remained the others, young dog wolves all, sound in wind and limb, mad with indescribable ferocity. So closely did they draw that of the three white men there was but Jock whose nerve and eye were swift enough to shoot.By Alan Sullivan19 min
BINGY walked into the dugout, soaking wet. “Dirty night in the trenches,” he growled. I knew something must be wrong with him. He was not smiling. “What’s the matter?” I inquired. “That d-d sniper’s got five men in the last hour. You can’t get by in Canada street without crawling on your stomach—and it’s such a beastly undignified way to go around!”By Lieut. C. W. Tilbrook19 min
ASTRANGE new change is coming in woman’s world, such a strange new change and so silent and unobtrusive, that you and I, who marched in the vanguard of progress yesterday, will waken up to find ourselves sitting on the roadside, while the tail of a comet whips past ushering a new world into space.By Agnes C. Laut14 min
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