THE IDEA that myths belong only to the savage and the peasant is itself a myth. Lamps draw to themselves moths and bats and other weird creatures of the darkness. Perhaps, then, it is quite natural that even intellectual enlightenment gathers about itself a number of strange fictions.By W. SHERWOOD FOX9 min
THERE IS a fine view of Rockingham as you swing around a bend in the Saint John road a mile or so from the town. It is settled there, rather incongruous and ill at ease, on a bit of high land, with low country stretching away on either side, forlorn and desolate.By B. S. KEIRSTEAD28 min
FROM THE PAST administrative record of Charles P. Fullerton as chairman of the Railway Commission, it is possible to forecast with every confidence the main lines on which national railway policy will proceed during the next five years, “writes Owen Seymour in The Financial Post, commenting on Mr. Fullerton’s appointment as head of the Canadian National Railways.
SHALL KNIGHTHOOD flower again? That, and not whether we should have a central bank or what should be done about taxes, promises to be the issue of this parliamentary session. And for good reasons. One is that it is easier to discuss titles than to discuss currency and credits.By M. GRATTAN O’LEARY8 min
THIS IS the story of hundreds, thousands, millions of feet—including yours and mine. Have you, by the way, ever been told the formula for a story? Here it is: First, get a hero. Second, get him into trouble. Then get him out of it. So our hero is a pair of feet—most any pair.By Hugh Grant Rowell7 min
TERRY CLANCY strode into the bedroom of his brother, Pete, in Mrs. O’Toole’s boarding house at Glenalan. He sat down on the side of the bed and stared disdainfully at Pete, who stood before a mirror, carefully adjusting the knot in his vividlystriped necktie.By BERTON E. ROBINSON15 min
EVER SO LONG ago, in the middle east end of Montreal. there was an oversized vacant lot fronting on Notre Dame Street, with a high-roofed barn at one end and the wide St. Lawrence River flowing swiftly before a stone wall at the other. Distributed here and there in between were several scrubby patches of trodden grass and a dozen or so wineglass elms, while beneath the trees were scattered benches with long tables before them.By FREDERICK EDWARDS13 min
SAMUEL GOLDWYN went to a great deal of trouble with "Roman Scandals" (United Artists), hiring Robert Sherwood and George S. Kaufman to write the story and supplementing them with a crew of punsters, gagsters and wisecracking specialists.By CANDIDA6 min
THE QUESTION of titles frequently begets confusion. A recent book of reminiscences relates the story of the ambitious woman who was to entertain a duchess for the first time. She gave careful instructions to her maid: “Now, Mary,” she said, “remember whenever you address the Duchess you must say, ‘Your Grace’."
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