I HAD one or two things to do before I left the town, and I was turning from the door of the Golden Stag when my eyes encountered a shabby calash, which was loading up a few paces from the entrance. The postboy, as dingy as the carriage, was already in the saddle and the two travellers were in their seats and were evidently waiting only until one of them, the girl of the gallery, whose empty room was now accounted for, had said her last word to her escort of the day before.By STANLEY J. WEYMAN60 min
THE woman went slowly down into the valley. Great drifting flakes of white shut off from her to-night the lure of the lights below. She liked to see them, in twilight, dusk or darkness, spatter the gloom-hidden hamlet in irregular constellation.By L. G. Barnard29 min
THE old gray house stood back from the wayside, a deep fringe of maples on three sides of it, and on the fourth, fronting the dusty road, a sparse orchard of gnarled apple trees in full and pleasant fruitage. More than a century it had stood there, one of a handful that had formed a "Settlement" of Ulster Irish.By C. W. STEPHENS24 min
BUSINESS in Canada is faced at the present time with the difficulty of securing capital for necessary operations and expansions. It is not that capital is not actually available; response to the conversion offer in regard to the recent Dominion refunding loan makes this amply evident.
Question—I am a widow with six children to support and educate. Have about $12,000. Would you advise me to buy a small farm in Ontario, close to a high school, where I could grow vegetables and fruit for our own use? What part of Ontario would be best?—Worried, Alberta.
THE major statesmen are gathering around the good old political dinner table and before the merry chimes of Christmas ring every last one of them will have his legs under the mahogany and be reaching out for the good things that are only served to the beloved of their country.By J. K. MUNRO15 min
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