ABOVE, a great dome of scorching, coppercolored sky that seemed to sway and drag at the trees that rose to meet its edges, as a balloon strains at the strong pegs that moor it to the earth. Almost directly overhead, the sun— a cruel, malignant ball of flame, that looked (had any human eye been able to turn upward in that glare) like a hole cut in a piece of burnished metal, behind which the fires of a titanic furnace blazed.By MADGE MACBETH31 min
ONA certain day in the year of grace 1921, there came into being a Special and Very Select Club. There was no entrance fee and no subscription which is where it differed from All Other Clubs. Its membership was limited to five: the Actor, the Barrister, the Doctor, the Ordinary Man and the Writer.By “Sapper” H. C. McNEILE26 min
THERE came the sharply-cheerful tinkle of sleigh-bells. Davy wiped his be-floured hands on the roller as he threw back the door. A sorrel was towing a pung across the clearing; its nostrils and steaming flanks raising a thin cloud in the bitter air.By Lloyd Roberts28 min
NEARLY a century ago a braw young barefooted Scotch laddie worked and played on the crofts of his home land. The other day that same sturdy little fellow was buried not far distant from where he had spent his simple early life, with all the pomp and circumstance that accompany the obsequies of the Great.By GEORGE H. HAM24 min
ONE morning about fourteen years ago a well-set-up, rough-and-tumble type of man—open-faced and clear-eyed— wended his way down to one of the marine stores on the San Francisco waterfront. It was a junk store of a type familiar to most seaports—full of romance for those who have eyes and ears for the romantic in life.By NOEL ROBINSO21 min
SALLY’S emotions, as she sat in her apartment on the morning of her return to New York, resembled somewhat those of a swimmer who, after wavering on a raw morning at the brink of a chill pool, nerves himself to the plunge. She was aching, but she knew that she had done well.By Pelham Grenville Wodehouse17 min
THE election has come and gone, the fighting and tumult have faded into recrimination and sneers and the ordinary everyday citizen, “even as you and I,” is realising that it makes mighty little difference to his individual prosperity who regins at Ottawa, or what brand of Government hands out favors to its friends.By J. K. MUNRO16 min
APPARENTLY, on my mere say-so, the following article will say about the North various things which are the opposite of common beliefs. Two years ago this would have been embarrassing for me. Even those who might have admitted that eleven years beyond the polar circle, travelling on the average two thousand miles per year on foot, had given me ample opportunity to study conditions up there, could still have questioned my veracity or my judgment— if not both.By VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON12 min
THE White North has taken heavy toll of the men in scarlet and gold who were at the outposts of Empire as exponents of British administration. When Fitzgerald left Herschell Island on his last patrol Sergeant Selig and Constable Wissenden remained in charge of that remote and lonely point: but in January, despite the efforts of his solitary white companion, Wissenden, Selig, after much suffering, passed over the Great Divide.By R. G. MacBETH11 min
THE past fortnight has witnessed a continuation of the strengthening of prices of bonds to a marked degree both in Canada and the United States. This rise in bond prices is regarded in financial circles as one of the cycle movements that mark the culmination of a period of business depression and the first step towards a return to improved conditions.
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