THE moon and Prohibition joining forces for the confusion of the dry-throated. Time and tide functioning in behalf of a man without his knowledge or consent. Destiny, love, and luck taking turns at the dice. Does it sound promising? Do these cryptic hints titillate your fancy, you, that vague entity whom the Victorian novelists persuasively addressed as Gentle Reader?By BERTRAND W. SINCLAIR52 min
IT WAS in the third week of April that Arthur returned to Aldersbury. Ovington had not failed to let his correspondents know that the lad was no common mercantile person but came of a county family and had connections; and Arthur had been fêted by the Bank’s agents and made much of by their friends.By STANLEY J. WEYMAN48 min
KEEPING in mind the thought that we must unify Canada to the one aim of building up a great nation—and swiftly to lighten the burden of her War Debts—the first big snags encountered are the indisputable facts— We are losing our population faster than we are building it up, our loss since Confederation being more than four million, which with natural increase would have given us fourteen millions more people than we have to-day.By AGNES C. LAUT21 min
THE Bay was very still and quiet; no sound came from it save the lapping of little waves no more than an inch or two high, as the tide crept in across the rocks toward the sea wall at our feet. It was the dark of the moon; but there were northern lights glowing in the skies, and they shed a certain vague and ghostly luminosity across the water.By BEN AMES WILLIAMS20 min
THERE are nights when I awake from my sleep and laugh sardonically at the grim joke Fate played upon me the day a friend wrote telling of the chance for new adventures and large pay fighting in the Spanish Legion, or—as it was generally known in Spain—The Legion of Strangers.
THE courageous action of the Federal Government through the Department of Finance in taking steps to force an investigation into the Merchants Bank disaster is encouraging not only for the shareholders but for investors in all other kinds of securities.
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