HIS Majesty’s postmen were delivering mail. Through the gray grime of a November morning that left a taste of rust in the throat, the carriers of letters were bearing their cargo to all the corners of that world which is called London. There were letters from hospitals asking for funds; there were appeals from sick people seeking admission to hospital.By ARTHUR BEVERLEY BAXTER37 min
"YOU can’t judge men by their looks,—still less women,” said Archibald. “Fate, or gods, as you will, love the clash, the contradictoriness, the element of ‘surprise’ that editors clamor for in their fiction.” Archibald, surnamed Mainwaring (which you must pronounce Mannering) stood before the mirror, adjusted his faultlessly tied cravat, and drew the suspicion of a crease out of his dark vest with the robin-egg blue dots on it.By C. W. STEPHENS34 min
"THEN why—why—?” She flung her hands apart, unable to continue. Lulu Averill, moving with the tread of a tigress, stalking silently, stole down from the piano to the edge of the carpet. Mildred’s eyes as she still faced me were all amber-colored fire.By BASIL KING30 min
MANY a young woman has said, “If I were a man I would be a lawyer.” Why should she not, despite her hampering petticoats? The trail has already been blazed and is beginning even to bear the marks of usage. The first woman graduate in Ontario received the degree of barrister-at-law in the year 1897.By MARY ELIZABETH LAUGHTON8 min
THROUGH the open window the spring sunshine fell on Calvert’s broad back. Tennant faced the window, smoking reflectively. “I should like to ask a favor,” he said; "may I?” “Certainly you may,” replied Calvert; “everybody else asks favors three hundred and sixty-five times a year.”By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS20 min
SOMEWHERE the greatest master of wisdom whom English literature has produced, tells us—there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at its turn leads on to fortune. Canada is at that turn in her tide to-day. I wish I could induce Canadians to see this, for if international antagonism towards the United States becomes a cult, Canada may not only miss the turn in her tide but may defeat many of the benefits for which the War was won—chief of which is the solidarity of English-speaking races, in their ideals and trade intercourse and world destiny.By AGNES C. LAUT15 min
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