HODSON and Grant dined together that evening in the latter’s room, and Grant was still telling his story when the telephone rang. It was for Colonel Hodson. Hodson spoke a few brief words and listened. “Slattery,” he said, “that was a man from Poynter’s Detective Agency.By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM71 min
JOHN HASTINGS’ first memory of Maria Makewith was the unpleasant memory of being compelled to play with her. Mrs. Hastings and Mrs. Makewith were friends and, when Mrs. Makewith came to supper, Maria came too. Visitors meant honey for supper but al the honey of a bees’ harvest could not possibly have sweetened for John the long pent up bitterness of these many hateful occasions.By ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY37 min
" THERE may be something more stupid in the world than the old B adage that opportunity knocks but onceat a man's door, but if so, I have not yet found it," said the young man whose eyes were alert for the business of the moment, the prospect of the future and the lessons of the past,-a young man who created opportunity.By GUY MORTON17 min
EVEN in these postwar days younger sons of impoverished Scotch dukes have a market other than the Matrimonial Exchange and Mart. Billets were found for Jock and Jim Skelpic, known at Eton as The Heavenly Twins. The adjective was used derisively, for the Etonians were black-a-vized, hard-featured, hardmuscled Highlanders— tough customers.By HORACE ANNESLEY VACHELL16 min
IF ANYONE had told you twenty-five years ago that Canada’s natural wonders would one day prove one of her greatest assets from a financial point of view, you would have felt inclined to laugh at him as a visionary sentimentalist. That you know is true, yet to-day, although we have scarcely begun to grasp the possibilities of our scenic heritage, our “export sale” of scenery, (wnich means money received from tourists other than Canadians) ranks fourth amongst our exports, according to the Parks Branch report of 1921-22.By M. D. GEDDES16 min
AFTER two months of conversation, most of it far from interesting, Parliament sits with its work piled up in front of it. It is waiting, only waiting, for a heat wave to break the jam and carry the tangled mass through to prorogation. It is admitted that the estimates came down early.By J. K. MUNRO14 min
THE Canadian business man finds increasing difficulty in swinging far from the influences of politics. The situation which exists in Canada, in this regard, is equally compelling in the United States, and, with the issuance of the Labor Government’s first Budget, in Great Britain, as well.By HERBERT HOPE13 min
THERE was no denying the fact that Mr. J. C. Boswell, salesmanager of the Hartwell Rubber Company, had the knack of getting all that was in them out of the men in his charge. He was a driver from the word go. When he said: “Smith, go get it,” Smith went after, and usually annexed the order.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE11 min
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