THE absurdity of swearing into empty space choked Johnny’s profanity but did not allay his impotent rage. He looked down at the food and bedding, across at the mainland, blue on the horizon, at Vancouver Island standing in bold contours against the morning sky.By BERTRAND W. SINCLAIR53 min
The dictionary tells us that the word cupidity is derived from the Latin ‘cupio'—long for. And Joan, of this story, was living proof of the fact that the noun was founded on the right root. For how she did long! And how little her longing got her in the long run!By BEATRICE REDPATH36 min
TO SAY that Sydney Marsham was wild, would be to err on the lenient side. She was the maddest, most harum-scarum child that ever donned a skirt. In fact, she frequently didn’t, until her mother and father combined in issuing an order that the said garment was indispensable for a young lady of seventeen, and that riding breeches, except on special occasions, would not do instead.By SAPPER24 min
ON A bright July afternoon I sat in the wireless cabin of the steamer Midland King, tapping out our arrival at Sarnia, Ontario, with a load of coal. Suddenly, as I listened for the coast station’s reply, there came to me through the air—a voice.By DONALD E. BANKART23 min
THE season for fairs, church bazaars, teas and entertainments of all kinds is fast approaching. Nothing stimulates the interests of women in general like a ‘party,’ be it a ‘pay as you enter’ or a society function. There are certain things which must be sought for and encouraged, and others that must be avoided if an entertainment or bazaar, is to be a success.By ESTELLE CARTER MACPHERSON20 min
AT 4.30 p.m. on a winter day, early in 1925, a passenger train pulled into a tiny station far out on the Saskatchewan prairie. It was near dark, and softly falling snow whirled in diamond arabesque against the lighted windows. Passengers within, peering out upon the flat, snowbound waste, stretched luxuriously as folk do who can lie late abed on an inclement day, and turned back to their reading.By NORMAN REILLY RAINE19 min
JUSTICE was sure and swift in the Yukon. Charles Macdonald, for many years clerk of the Court, or prothonotary, at Dawson, (now sheriff of Vancouver) made an unofficial calculation in 1908, that the number of murders in the Yukon Territory, from ‘discovery’ in ’96 to the above date, was nineteen, for which nineteen men had been hanged.By WILLARD S. DILL18 min
It cost luckless Lennox Ballister the entire proceeds of an evening’s skill to discover that the great drawback to radio oratory lies in the fact that it isn’t possible to hand-pick your audience.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE14 min
WHEN Mr. King, freshly endorsed by the Canadian electorate, set about the business of making a cabinet, there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that of all the portfolios, that of Minister of Customs and Excise presented the toughest problem.By HOWARD ALLAN12 min
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