INSPECTOR JEAN LATOUR of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was on vacation. His rich tweeds, his pipe and his tanned face indicated the sort of vacation he liked—long walks over the windswept marsh country, where the eye could rest on the massive expanse, and the mind move in a leisured contemplation harmonious with the place and time.By B. S. Keirstead33 min
JIM DEAR: I hated for you to go away in such a rage yesterday, but your asking me to marry you was such a surprise that I don’t think |I was very clear as to why I couldn’t. You know I’m terribly fond of you, more than of anybody else, and I want to try to explain to you so you won’t go on feeling the way you acted yesterday.By MARIAN B. COCKRELL20 min
THE IMPUDENCE of what I am about to write, in this chapter, is astounding, even to me. I hardly know starboard from port, or stem from bow, and my natural inclination is to call a ship “it” instead of “she.” I approach the whole problem of the Navy, as a means of defense, not with an open mind, but with a blank one.By Beverley Nichols19 min
THE ROMANTIC hopes of politics never grow stale. Thus on the eve of Parliament come the old predictions about the “most momentous session.” high promises, expectations. Nor are the politicians to blame. Disillusioned and cynical, taught their own impotence by three barren sessions, they make no new promises.By A POLITICIAN WITH A NOTEBOOK13 min
EIGHTY PER CENT OVERCAST CIRRUS AND CIRROCUMULUS TO NORTH MOSTLY CLEAR OVER HEAD, CUMULUS REMAINDER. FIVE THOUSAND VIS EXCELLENT WIND SOUTH BY WEST EIGHT TEMP SEVENTY.” A wilderness radio operator rips the message from a small portable typewriter and flicks it to a pilot who meanwhile has read it over the operator’s shoulder.By JACK PATERSON11 min
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