Author of “The Hohenzollerns in America,” “Further Foolishness,” etc. FOR ten years I was a schoolmaster. Just thirty years ago I was appointed on to the staff of a great Canadian school. It took me ten years to get off it. Being appointed to the position of a teacher is just as if Fate passed a hook through one’s braces and hung one up against the wall.By STEPHEN LEACOCK12 min
"NO, it is not for me to answer, because it is not for you to ask. But since you talk of inveigling, let me give the history of my connection with the expedition. You will understand then that I had nothing to do with organizing it, but was merely engaged to do my best to carry it through to success.”By CAMILLA KENYON46 min
HAVE Canadians deserted the faith of their fathers, the faith that made a man a Grit or a Tory from the day that he cast his first vote until the sad time came to gird in his bones? Has the lure of party politics been lost? In other words has the era of straight party politics passed? Unquestionably it begins to look as though the Dominion would never again go back to the interesting, but in many ways futile, struggle of the Ins and the Outs.
THE room f i r e-l i t very still. was and The flickering glow from the flames softened the sinister smile on the bronze bust of Dante, and gave to the face of the great white bear-rug an appearance of peculiar gentleness. The two ivory wrestlers on their teakwood pedestal seemed to be relaxed, all strain and animosity gone from them as they waited for a movement from the woman who sat almost as still as they stood.By MADGE MACBETH27 min
ON the door of the office ran the seductive legend, "John P. Barndyke. Mines and Investments." Mr. Barndyke, within, looked like both. There was profundity, amplitude, solidity, financial responsibility, all over him, from the summit of his pinkily bald head, down to his pearl spats and glistening shoes.By ALLEN C. SHORE22 min
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