THE STORY: Patricia Wellington, self-willed and spoiled daughter of the wealthy senior partner of a Chicago mining firm, is engaged to marry Warren Lovett, the junior partner. Previously she had been engaged to Craig Tarlton, a young engineer employed by her father, who disappeared after a quarrel with her.By William Byron Mowery
IF JIM ERSKINE’S wife hadn’t been a mixture of Portuguese and Mexican blood, if Jim had been able to think, dream and talk of something other than flying, if he had recognized the fact that what is one man’s meat is another man’s poison, he might have brought up his son along more tolerant channels—which, after all, would not have given rise to this story.By LLEWELLYN HUGHES
HOLD THE POSE, my dear. You’re very pretty that way.” "Have it your way, sir,” said the girl, without looking up from the sales slip she was making out. “In fact, you’re quite too pretty to be selling perfumes.” “It’s prettier work than selling pots and pans, sir.By EDWIN DIAL TORGERSON
ONE FACT has thrust itself like a warning finger out of the investigation which a special committee of the United States Senate is making into the traffic in arms. It is that the manufacture and sale of war weapons is a commercial business, conducted for profit.By RAYMOND CLAPPER
JOHN BATES, the banker, was reading the afternoon mail. He was decidedly annoyed about something. An open letter from his head office lay on the desk in front of him. “J. Birtle—Loan $250. As the chattel mortgage held by us in the above connection has not been checked for over a year, we must instruct you to proceed with this duty without further delay.By GEORGE NEWMAN
THEY WERE as much a landmark in the town as the Thirteenth Century cathedral with its celebrated and curious bas-reliefs of the doings of the devil, or even as the very lovely Residenz, upon the decoration of which the Grand Dukes had lavished seventeen generations of taxes.By RICHARD SHARPE
CANADIANS—and others—have fought for Canada before this; but it looks as though Canadians now have a major fight on their hands to save a large part of this country. Canada and the United States will join in this fight. Nearly half of the arable land in Canada, and entire States in the wheat belt of the United States, are threatened.By ARCHIBALD J. TROTTER
MURDER was least suspected when, a score of years ago, a businessman in a Western Canadian city notified police that his wife was missing. He had returned from a short trip to find her gone; and the servant, the only other occupant of the house, was unable to account for the woman’s absence.By CHARLES LUGRIN SHAW
YOU CAN’T stop me, even if you have heard this one. It’s about the sub-deb viewing her first football game, wide-eyed. “How d’y’ like it, beautiful?” her escort enquired at half time. “Oo-oo !” the nitwit gurgled. “I think the players are just terribly wonderful.
AMONG THE Balia tribesmen it was commonly said that Nadir Din, of the village of Dakka in the Durani District, was cunning enough to cheat Satan in his sleep. Nadir Din knew of his reputation and was proud of it. And when it chanced that the Royal Highland Cavalry were in the neighborhood of Dakka at a season when Nadir Din had made a comer in bhoosa, he thought he saw his way to fostering this reputation at the expense of Quartermaster-Sergeant Macpherson, whose duty it was to look after the provisioning of the regiment.By GARNETT RADCLIFFE
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