"JIM!" eried Dick, "hai amonaiJim! Where you gone to?" He was standing before the house in the early sunlight; he had just come out and Kearney was nowhere to be seen. A breeze had broken the heat and the absolute loveliness of the morning found reflection in the soul of the boy The far-off sea that would be purple at noon lay like smashed sapphires beyond the reef, the lagoon whipped by the breeze shewed colours unimaginable by man, colours that seemed to live by their own intrinsic brilliancy, stretching from the luminous blue of the neat pools to the purples and mauves of the submerged rotten coral beyond which lay the dancing sapphire that washed the reef line.By H. de VERE STACPOOLE43 min
NINE years before Marsh Boland had caught Sadie napping. But she was not napping tonight. Sitting rather close to him in the somewhat too carefully architected Spanish interior of her Santa Nita home, she was wide awake to the situation, reckoning the advantages it might offer.By WALLACE IRWIN40 min
WHILE alive, Doctor Sam Penrose was the greatest man in the Apple Valley and probably in the whole of Nova Scotia. Tall and ungainly, he had large flabby hands that were always well kept. In his youth he had been an heroic figure of a man with wide shoulders, but in his later years his body had shrunken so that his enormous shoulders appeared grotesquely out of proportion.By BENGE ATLEE33 min
HE CAME up from the coast with the rush that started when gold was found on Ragged Creek, one hundred and eighty miles inland, a whale of a man with a gigantic body and calm blue eyes. Then, halfway to Eldorado, he stayed on the portage that leads from Black take to the Yukon River— and let the rush surge by.By ALAN SULLIVAN22 min
OCCASION ALLY Mr. Mackenzie King receives Ottawa newspaper men in his office in the west Parliament Block. He receives them with a smile and an air of perfect candor, although the geniality may freeze into sternness, and the seeming candor into inscrutability at some question which the Prime Minister regards as inexpedient.By GRATTAN O’LEARY17 min
"WELL, all I can say on the subject," said Frank Holt emphaticatly, "is that fortune-telling is absolute rot! No doubt of it!” He was sitting with three or four others on the terrace at Shepheard’s one bright winter morning, overlooking the gay and cosmopolitan life of Cairo's principal thoroughfare.By KATHLYN RHODES17 min
THERE will be an automobile for every family in Canada—a car for every fifth person—if the statements made by careful students of economics and business conditions can be accepted at their face value. The estimate is also offered by manufacturers and dealers who have studied the situation and who, with the students of economics, see the phrase “saturation point” as nothing more than a cry of the pessimists.By ALBERT H. MUNDAY16 min
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