BUCK HARRISON rose from his bed one morning, put on a dressing-gown and paced about the four rooms of his suite, taking stock of his surroundings with a sudden unaccountable disfavor. “I ought to be pleased to death with myself, but I don’t seem to be even half satisfied,” he observed reflectively.By BERTRAND W. SINCLAIR169 min
"RATHER a commonplace house, isn't it?""It's a very well-built house, Sir George." "A bit big, too, for a bachelor.' “Let us hope you will not always remain a bachelor, Sir George;” and the aristocratic house-agent smiled at his aristocratic client across the mahogany desk of Messrs.By GILBERT FRANKAU26 min
THE trading schooner Ocean Queen, a clean cut craft with two masts set rakishly, lay tied up to the rickety pile wharf at Caldena, an island mid-way between Fiji and Bantole. Her skipper was a big good-natured creature with a lazy laugh and eyes that gave the lie to the laziness in his laughter.By HENRY HOLT23 min
THE frail, tired and inexperienced salesgirl snatched an expensive and delicately-embroidered dress from the hands of an exchange messenger, flung it ruthlessly down upon a fitting bench and dropped on top of it in a crumpled, sobbing heap.By DOROTHY G. BELL21 min
PARLIAMENT still retains its tranquility and continues to draw its indemnities. But that’s about all. It has drifted along through two and a half months without losing its composure, but up to the time of writing has not even abolished the Wednesday evening half-holiday, which is the first symptom that the statesmen are settling away to serious work.By J. K. MUNRO16 min
THE West is still a young man’s country and youth and optimism are synonymous. The old saying, "You can’t keep a good man down,” applies with equal force to a good country. It is common knowledge that conditions in the West have been abnormally bad, and yet the buoyancy and hope that return with definite indications of spring are again with us.By M. D. GEDDES10 min
DURING the summer of 1922 I explored that area lying between the Peace river and Great Slave lake and west of the Slave river. In this region are found to-day the only remnants in a wild state of the millions of buffalo which at one time roamed throughout the great central plains of North America from the Mexican border to the country north of Great Slave lake and which included in their habitat more than one-third of this continent.By F. V. SEIBERT9 min
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