HIS oilskins glistening with nodules of water, the tall quartermaster entered the captain’s cabin in response to a sleepy “Hello?” “Fog, sir,” he said stolidly, standing just inside the brass-topped storm-step. He held the door partly shut behind him with his fingers touching the handle.By ALBERT RICHARD WETJEN29 min
WHITE GANDER was a fighter from the word go—or possibly a little sooner. No game-cock of faultless pedigree rejoiced more in bloody combat than this longnecked bird; for nature, who had given the game-cock long, sharp spurs, had blessed White Gander with a vicious bill and winigs strong enough to beat in a man's temples.By VIRGINIA COYNE28 min
NORA MULVEY marched into the office and gave notice. "For the love of Pete, Nora, what’s the matter?” asked Baldy Quinn, laying down “David Copperfield” and peering over the rims of his spectacles, “Not bad news?” “Bad enough, sir.” The girl dropped her eyes, flushed, wiped her hands on her apron.By LLOYD ROBERTS20 min
THE Timid Passenger stopped dead in his tracks. The Ancient Traveller had transfixed him where he stood. "B-b-but it can’t be so.” pleaded the Timid Passenger. "They couldn’t take a chance with a big ship like this.” “Poppycock,” snorted the Ancient Traveller.By TOM WAYLING18 min
CLOUD-BRUSHED, the mountain peaks seemed striving to thrust their slate-blue faces above the strangling cowl which chained them down; above and beyond them swam the boundless chaotic infinity to which they might never attain. She too seemed reaching for that unattainable, as, bare feet braced on the drab base of Old Baldy, her wide eyes probed the mauve mists of the mountain dawn, searching the soul of the skies, robin egg blue—and so far, far above her.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE11 min
Question—Mrs. R. M., Ontario— Can you suggest an uncommon name for my baby daughter? I am tired of Elizabeth, Margaret, and Eleanor? Answer—Dierdre is a pretty Irish name—also Nora, Kathleen, and Patricia. Then Lilla, Ytive, (pronounced A-tive) Persis, Imogen, Primrose, Heather, Joan, Densie and Cynthia are all attractive names.By EDWINA SETON10 min
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