THE spontaneous “overall” movement is a hopeful sign for the investor. Not that, in one sense, it matters a row of pins whether the average man dons a garb, rough-cut out of denim; or insists on an all-wool serge; or the “rich purple” of the olden ages.By H. B. BLACK, Montreal Editor "The Financial Post."7 min
THE front door closed softly behind the theatre party. Dinner was over, and Parker had just been assisting the expedition out of the place. Sensitive to atmosphere, he had found his share in the dinner a little trying. It had been a strained meal, and what he liked was a clatter of conversation and everybody having a good time and enjoying themselves.By PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE34 min
SELWYN nodded his understanding. He hardly knew what words he could speak that might not hurt her. "Listen, Dick dear,” she said, stepping very close to him and taking his hand in hers. “Please don’t say anything. Just come with me and I’ll take you to your rooms.”By ARTHUR BEVERLEY BAXTER29 min
IT takes all kinds of incidents to make up the everyday life in the average Federal department at Ottawa, and just when you are struggling with what appears to be a reasonable appropriation for the service, which has been cut “beyond recognition” owing to present financial conditions, or just when you are vexed with any of the numerous criticisms, just or unjust, which may reach your office, it is a pleasant break in the monotony to receive such a letter as this:By F. C. T. O’HARA26 min
HER name was Mildred. You don’t know her, or her people, and I may not be exact in non-essential details. She was a very charming girl, never more so than in her woe. She sat on the grassy edge of a bunker, her eyes— when they were not being dabbed with a postage-stamp handkerchief—looking seaward, as if she pondered the intimations of mysterious immensity.By C. W. STEPHENS24 min
WHEN one comes to consider the classes who have become inveterate users of soporific drugs, their reasons for indulging themselves, and how demoralized they become through the habit, one is apt to recall the remark Thackeray made about music, “For people who like that sort of thing, I should think it would be just about the thing they would like.”By MAGISTRATE EMILY F. MURPHY21 min
ANEW phrase is subtly creeping into discussions of all international relations. It was first coined by the military and naval observers of all the Governments sent abroad to study the strategy of the Great War. Then it found its way into the secret official report of the great practical scientists whom each nation involved in the War, employed to devise new inventions to counteract submarine and mine and aeroplane.By AGNES C. LAUT17 min
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