READERS who have been refreshed and re-energized by a vacation may be able to stand up to the blow, but those who are jaded should lie down for a while before turning to page 11 of this issue. On it Wilfrid Sanders records some of the things Canadians don’t know.
THE CNR transcontinental was booming west on the high iron out of Winnipeg. In the observation car sat a lean, grim-faced officer of the Royal Navy. His braid—and he wore a lot of it—bore the salt-water tarnish of many months at sea . From the grapevine that functions on trains his fellow passengers learned that his last ship had been torpedoed in the North Atlantic, that he had been picked up and landed at Halifax, and was now on his way to Vancouver for a Pacific posting.
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