Perhaps the term hero, with its suggestion of high enterprise, sits inappropriately upon the chief character of this tale; there was in Gander Stake little of that quality which is associated with the clash of righteous steel or the impact of noble purpose. Yet that he was without heroic fibre I will not admit, and you who read these pages shall judge whether or not the word is wholly UNWARRANTED.-THE AUTHORBy Robert Stead53 min
Romance ever pursued D’Ancoup and Livarot. On this occasion, it brought in its train desperate hazards by fire, snow and water. But as Legrand said: “It is to become educated, to travel with the Circle of Blood ”By BENGE ATLEE28 min
Some men can settle a world war with two teaspoons and a salad fork; others can establish a sound economic policy for a country without moving from a Pullman chair. But when Reggie DePuitrey, who had never played tennis, said he could lick a champion, he backed himself with $100,500. People said: “It is to laugh!” It is, tooBy ARTHUR MORRIS24 min
Great-Aunt Cornelia had never had a husband but, according to her recipe for living, there was but one way to hold a husband’s love. Fortunately for Doris, she found out in time that aunty’s philosophy of marriage was just a thought too sweeping.By RUTH HOLWAY21 min
“A mucky gash in the earth, like the excavation for a sewer in a new suburban street." That description of the Dome workings at Red Lake does not suggest romance, but it does suggest the spirit in which this article was written. Read it and you will have a new respect for the sourdoughs and the mining engineers who are probing the secrets of Canada's newest gold fieldBy ALLAN SWINTON17 min
During the past ten years the value of British Columbia’s fruit production has more than quadrupled. Of late, the Sunset Province has been selling onions in New Zealand, tomatoes in New York, and apples in the far-famed apple country of Ontario—in other words, performing prodigious feats of marketing. How is it done? Here’s the answerBy W. E. McTAGGART14 min
DOCTOR ALEXANDER WHYTE says“Art is that ceaseless music which links up all the centuries in a great spiritual language that moves where no other influence can.” As Homer chanted stories and rhymes of old, so his successor, the Oriental Story Teller, is often a literary genius; and by the same token of grace, why should not the men and women who embellish fireside evenings with garlands of festive tales and dinner hours with good stories, have place beside the writers of fiction and history?By J. W. L. FORSTER13 min
We have had stories about fishermen and stories about fish caught by fishermen but it has remained for a Canadian writer, Hubert Evans, to give us fish stories that reveal the grim, under-water world in a manner which leaves no doubt as to the right of your real flesh-and-blood fish to be included among the heroes of nature storiesBy HUBERT EVANS13 min
As a preparation for the general managership of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Sydney Bogan used to rise at daybreak and hurry to his job at the little bank of Springhill, Nova Scotia, where he put in a couple of hours as scrub-boy. And an excellent start, too, he thinks, for the career which has landed him in one of the highest positions in the Canadian financial world.By FRANK J. AYEARST9 min
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