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  2. THE AGILE ABO.

    Within a short distance of the beach, and known in Ulladulla as the "Blackfellow's Tree," stands a huge spotted gum, which, bereft of bark, still bears on its perpendicular trunk ...

    Article : 514 words
  3. ANDREW CARNEGIE.

    The undoubted responsibilities of great wealth have been appreciated in varying degrees by its fortunate possessors, but none has given more thought to the problem of its ...

    Article : 1,127 words
  4. "THERE AND BACK."

    "There and Back," by "A, Tiveychoc," is more than a young Australian soldier's story of the A.I.F., in which he served. The author enlisted in June, 1915, on the day when he ...

    Article : 1,041 words
  5. ROUEN, OLD CAPITAL OF NORMANDY.

    The cathedral is somewhat marred by a cast iron spire 487 feet high erected in 1876. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 27 words
  6. GREEN HARVEST

    "Why is the grass so long around the Kremlin?" This was a question which used to worry me when I first arrived in Moscow. I knew that the Five Years' Plan took up a ...

    Article : 1,033 words
  7. POLYNESIAN ATOLLS.

    In Fongafale, Funafuti village, near the beach, kerbed with coral slabs, are the graves of two white men. One, Ben Hurd, well-known supercargo and South Sea rover, has island ...

    Article : 1,262 words
  8. SNAKE VENOM.

    According to recent cables, the venom of an American snake, the moccasin, is destined to play an important part in therapeutics, more particularly in the control and possible ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 627 words
  9. FOR THE CHILDREN.

    When down our street in days of old By chance a big policeman strolled, We urchins quaked with sudden fear: Our consciences were seldom clear. ...

    Article : 115 words
  10. A VEGETARIAN CAT.

    Once upon a time we had a little tabby cat called Maximilian Barbarossa, named after a cat in a favourite story of my very young days. This little puss came to us as a tiny kitten, ...

    Article : 372 words
  11. ADEN.

    I suppose there are some things we hoard close in memory and which, in the naivete of our romanticism, we hug tighter with the years. So my first visit to Britain's ...

    Article : 923 words
  12. THE USEFUL WANGLEBOO.

    Whatever I ask the Wangleboo He always knows, and he tells me too, He knows where the magpie built her nest, And under which mushrooms the fairies rest, ...

    Article : 106 words
  13. ROUEN.

    From the roof of St. Ouen—one of the loveliest of France's many beautiful churches —one has a magnificent view of Rouen. From this height it becomes again the ...

    Article : 511 words
  14. GREECE.

    If George II., ex-King of the Hellenes, returns to Greece and manages to die a natural death while still in occupation of the throne, he will have established a record in the ...

    Article : 421 words
  15. DREAM-DUST.

    When I see lilac on a tree, And wistaria drown'd in dew, I do believe what Robin said: "Lie quite still with earth for a bed, ...

    Article : 90 words
  16. AN HONOURED BIRD.

    The United Service Museum in Whitehall, London, contains many stirring records of brave deeds done by our army and navy. Among all the relics of war a little stuffed ...

    Article : 147 words
  17. A PEACEFUL ABODE

    Not long since I had the privilege of enjoying a fortnight's stay with a something more than esteemed bachelor friend of mine in the Blayney district. The winters are ...

    Article : 474 words
  18. "THE SILVER LATCH."

    At the bottom of the garden, Just beyond the pansy patch, A Sundae Shop has opened, And its name—"The Silver Latch." ...

    Article : 145 words
  19. TONY.

    He arrived to-day; whence he came we do not know, but the little dusky kitten has come to stay. Little paws, black as jet, and sharp white teeth; big blue eyes, and a smoky fur ...

    Article : 140 words
  20. RINGS.

    The cool green of jade is blended with gold of fashion a thing of loveliness for milady's hand. How white and frail her hand will look when it is adorned with the green ring! ...

    Article : 217 words
  21. NEWSPAPER QUEUE OF RECORD LENGTH.

    Scene outside one of the big shops in Moscow. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 16 words
  22. THE OLIVE TREE.

    A Grecian line of beauty dwells Within the slender olive tree; Its grace a dryad's form excels, So lithe and silvery and free. ...

    Article : 132 words
  23. SONGSTER.

    Content you rest in your gilded cage, Nor gaze without 'twlxt gilded bars, For you are blind, wee feathered sage, Seeing neither the sun nor stars. ...

    Article : 109 words
  24. SILVER BEES.

    These silver bees fly drunkenly. For having supped from such a fiow'r How can they hope to wing a-right, Or sober be this crazy hour? ...

    Article : 65 words
  25. MAGIC OF NIGHT.

    'Tis hopeless to recapture The magic spell of night; The glamour and the rapture That faded with the light. ...

    Article : 25 words
  26. THE CANDLE.

    TO-day is but a candle burnt to light. The way to dim To-morrow. Time shall be When no swift flame is quckened, and the night, ...

    Article : 30 words
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