SWALLOWING a tasteless lunch, Colonel Pluckett sneaked out of the Domenico Hotel, avoided the post office, and visited four other hotels in succession during that post-prandial hour when hardly anyone is astir. After three blank draws, the Diodoro Hotel porter informed him that the Signorina Butterworth was indeed staying there, that she was most unfortunately not in the hotel at the time but had left a note.By ALAN SULLIVAN30 min
FAR ASTERN, the last shore lights stabbed the sky, each successive stab dimmer than the preceding one. In five minutes it would have sunk behind the horizon. The orchestra played sleepy waltz or peppy foxtrot—and the orchestra of the Talos was the envy of greater ships.By CAPTAIN DINGLE27 min
MR. GEORGE TALBOT ROPER, 3rd—wearing the most correct of dinner clothes, a proper coat of tan not too dark to be becoming, and a smile slightly condescending to humanity in general but not at all to Miss Eliotte Quire beside him—sat on the Quire terrace and discussed an abstract subject.By RUTH BURR SANBORN27 min
FOR THE MOMENT the Blue Grotto was Montreal’s fashionable night club, and its clientele still preserved a reasonable mixture of haule noblesse and half-world. To the subtle lament of saxophone, the tall, slim figure of Kent Power moved through tables most of whose occupants were dancing on the dark-wooded floor.By BENGE ATLEE24 min
ON A MONDAY afternoon in June, King George V entered the coldly scientific atmosphere of a London museum and began to read from a typewritten manuscript; “At this time of widespread economic distress . . .” Thus Britain's King opened history’s greatest congress of the nations, the Monetary and Economic Conference called by the League of Nations.By FLOYD S. CHALMERS18 min
OF ALL the jests that Canadian institutions foist on their trusting taxpayers, the idea that a young offender should be sent to Kingston Penitentiary to “learn a trade” is the most ridiculous. It only beclouds judgment to argue that if a boy has it in him he will learn something wherever he is.By AUSTIN CAMPBELL18 min
SARAH was getting the strawberries ready. They were to be used with cream; dipped into the little cartons of Devonshire cream that Jane had contrived to make with repeated processes and much travail of mind. "Sarah, come and look,” she would cry.By LESLIE GORDON BARNARD17 min
LOBSTERS! LIVE LOBSTERS! Five hundred thousand pounds of ’em ! Enough for twenty-five full carloads. Lobsters, alive and vicious. Red lobsters, black-green lobsters, yellow lobsters and pink lobsters. Live lobsters, weighing one pound, five pounds, ten pounds, fifteen pounds, twenty pounds, and all the other weights in between.By H. SHER WOOD9 min
COMPANIES have become so large in the last half century, and the partnership of the general public in industry so extensive, that the work of inspection of accounts on behalf of shareholders has necessarily had to be delegated to accountants of wide experience and exceptional qualifications.By W. J. JEFFERS8 min
IT IS PROBABLE that there never was a time in Canadian history when the average citizen was called upon to do as much political wondering as he is today. Certainly, the confusion of political, social and economic factors has never before conspired so effectively to puzzle the man in the street.By WALTER B. HERBERT7 min
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