THE crash and jar of striking timbers awoke Carlton Secord from deepest slumber to an awareness of possible disaster to his pleasure launch. As he sprang, pyjama-clad, from his bunk, the launch again struck forcibly with that ominous grinding sound of wood on rock.By FRANCIS DICKIE82 min
"CREDIT me with paying you the compliment of taking precautions, old bean,” drawled the cool, insolent voice of Alceste. “You surely would not expect me to leave the cartridge clip in the magazine of the gun you keep in that drawer?—particularly when I have been rather expecting this showdown at any moment?”By HERBERT HOPKINS MOORHOUSE35 min
THE main street of Valeboro was just awakening from its afternoon nap, and several gentlemen of leisure had foregathered on the Commercial Hotel’s verandah. One of them peered up the street to where a closed wagon, drawn by a middle-aged, white horse, came into view.By ADAM HAROLD BROWN24 min
MR LENNOX BALLISTER, stave-cutter by profession and constable by will of the people, was finishing his breakfast by the light of a smoky oil lamp. It had been a hearty meal, despite the fact that trouble hovered over his crinkly head like a blue halo.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE17 min
I WAS talking with a sea-faring man beside the harbor of St. John. He had been loading kegs of nails on to a little schooner, but he must have been his own master, for, in the middle of the afternoon, he sat down on a keg and told me the story of Bill Coffey:By MAZO DE LA ROCHE14 min
SEVEN years ago, the only thing aerial about the Royal Canadian Air Force was its name. Not one piece of flying equipment did it possess. Then, at the close of the war in 1919, Great Britain gave Canada $7,000,000 worth of surplus air stock and equipment.By DOROTHY G. BELL12 min
HE WAS driving a ramshackle wagon hauled by a brokendown horse, and poverty and hardship were written on the faces of the scrawny woman who sat beside him and the ragged youngsters who stared out from among an accumulation of furniture. But he smiled and there was an eager flash in his eyes.By CHARLES LUGRIN SHAW12 min
THE second act of the Parliamentary drama at Ottawa, is, if anything, more tragic than the first. When, as in the beginning, members were merely talking, the cost to the country was but $30,000 a day. Now, when members are still talking and the Government is attempting to legislate, the $30,000 a day cost goes on, while, in addition, the Ministry is asking the House for $345,000,000, including $3,000,000 for the Hudson Bay Railway, and is fathering a number of vote-trapping measures that will pyramid both taxes and debts.By GRATTAN O’LEARY11 min
Question—R.T.D.: I have been given to understand that there is a kindergarten training school in the maritime provinces, as well as in Ontario. Can you inform me? Answer—There is one in Saint John, N.B., which is under the Kindergarten Association.By EDWINA SETON10 min
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