MALCOLM GOSSETT and his beautiful young wife were standing under the outside canopy of the Opéra Comique, watching with true Anglo-Saxon composure the driving rain in the boulevard and the frantic struggles on the part of everyone to secure some sort of vehicle.By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM22 min
PARENTS SHOULD NEVER quarrel within hearing of their children,” said—or thought, if he didn’t say it— Marcus Aurelius. But Mr. and Mrs. Latham plainly were in moods too discordant for maxims this evening, and reckless of the fact that their daughter Janet was upstairs and perhaps could hear everything.By Edwin Dial Torgerson21 min
THERE WAS ONLY one other man in the parlor car when my train drew out of Fort William for the long run around the north shore of Lake Superior. I read his name on his suitcase—that of a celebrated magician. “Are you. by any chance . . .?” I asked. He was!By GEORGE E. CLOUGH21 min
I KNEW there was going to be trouble the minute I seen them high-heeled red shoes stepping down on to our depot platform. She was a regular knock-out all right, but shoes was all I could see at first for the swarm around her conductor putting and blowing, a butter-and-egg man with gold teeth flashing, and two or three of the station help pushing their-selves in to get a hand at helping her off the train.By J. RAE TOOKE20 min
A GONG clanged sharply somewhere in the distance, and I found myself lying upon something hard. Dark grey blankets covered me. My body ached, my right arm was cramped. My head was cold, and an exploring hand discovered that I had become suddenly and unexpectedly bald.By AN EX-CONVICT20 min
MING LEN, which in English means the lily, sat on the worn curb that flanks Wong Kee’s tea store and smiled absently at the dingy brick wall on the other side of Canton alley in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Little Wong Li squatted in the gutter beside her, playing in solemn delight with bits of orange peel.By RENE NORCROSS14 min
MORE THAN 4,000 young men will graduate from Canada's universities and colleges this June, mentally trained and disciplined for citizenship. Where are they going? What will they do? Will they wear out shoe leather in a futile hunt for employment?By W. T. WEBB12 min
SEVENTY YEARS ago the gold rush to the Cariboo country, in central British Columbia, was the talk of the mining world and the goal of thousands of men who, eager for adventure and the chance of making a quick fortune, answered the alluring call of the gold trail.By CHARLES LUGRIN SHAW12 min
ONLY A TINY DOT at the upper left-hand corner of the map of Canada, Herschel Island is the most bizarre place within the Arctic Circle. It has been the hub of many thrilling adventures. A base for numerous scientific expeditions, it has seen the triumphant finish of Amundsen’s navigation of the long-sought Northwest Passage, and of Rasmussen’s three-year trek across Arctic America.By RICHARD FINNIE11 min
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