MARILYN—who had been adorned with her fanciful name by a movie-loving mother, now gone—was surrounded by the flat, the sordid and the prosaic. In the alkaline Western village of Dick’s Beal, Marilyn sparkled in contrast with the scenery and the villagers, too.By Will E. Ingersoll29 min
NO. 25 Acadia Street. A great, square, wooden barracks of a building, flat-roofed, painted red; three floors, three tenants, and a store tucked in at one corner. The “street” is only a narrow, winding lane making its tortuous way to the Strait shore and the old shipyards there.By Louis Arthur Cunningham7 min
TREDINNOCK was a great horse of a man with slow, calm movements and a long, calm face. He had cultivated patience, along with a number of less civilized virtues, during his years in the remoter jungles of South America, and he had need of it on his return to New York.By Vincent Sheean27 min
MISS MYRNA LOY is the latest recruit of the Secret Intelligence Service, and with "Stamboul Quest" we get further light on the more private doings in the late war. Every good espionage system, it now appears, is built on the check and doublecheck plan.By ANN ROSS6 min
A WORLD WAR is on, and Canada, dangerously close to the front line, is likely to be under fire almost any day. Canada has occupied a unique position in this war so far. She is the only major country that has not been a casualty in one way or another ; but it becomes increasingly difficult as time goes on to hazard a worth-while guess as to how long this invulnerability will continue.By Charles Lugrin Shaw22 min
THE STORY: At Chai-Chai, in Portuguese Gazaland, Jack Hanno has been defrauded of $100 by Charles Dumaurier, who induced him to put that amount into a project for locating treasure from King Solomon's mines. Hanno, a Nova Scotian, had been sailing around the world, alone, in his ketch.By Talbot Mundy22 min
Youth is in revolt and only lacks leadership. Nor is the leadership entirely nonexistent. I feel confident that there are many young men and women in Canada who have the qualities of leadership, but who are too busy scraping together bread and butter to lead an effective movement.
AT THE RISK of being called hard-hearted, I am going to say a few things that need to be said about the danger of lending money to friends. It would have saved me quite a bit of money and half a dozen friends if some kind writer had told me these things thirty years ago.By HERBERT N. CASSON6 min
I HAVE BEEN a Radical —you may call me a Red if you like without hurting my feelings for over twenty years. My tint has varied considerably during that period, from a delicate pastel pink to a scarlet that would arouse the most genial of bulls to delirium.By RAYMOND MULLENS18 min
IT’S STRANGE what people think editors know, what people think editors can do. Here, for instance is a letter from a port that we won't identify: “My Dear Sir: I am writing to you at the request of my ship room-mate, Blank Blank. He fell head over heels in love with a young lady from Brooklyn, N. Y., and the dowager-type mamma is or was rather furious.
EAST WIND. Every wind vane in Europe pointed due East had, in fact, pointed thus for six days past while a whistling, knife-edged blast from the frozen steppes of Russia came shrieking across the continent with such vicious intensity that ponds, lakes, trees, rivers and seas winced and shuddered under its icy breath, and the naked trees bowed their branches in silent suffering.By Hal Pink11 min
ONE blustery day last winter a group of prominent citizens stretched legs under dining tables on a big C.P.R. liner at West Saint John. They came to hear Leading Citizen Bennett formally open a new milliondollar port unit. Shipping chiefs, political Solons, business tycoons there were.By C. W. GILCHRIST4 min
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