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  2. BIRD ARCHITECTURE.

    Wallace has drawn attention to the rule that where in a species both sexes are gayly or conspicuously coloured, the nest is carefully concealed from view: but if the female ...

    Article : 656 words
  3. FIGHTING KITES.

    With us the flying of kites is a childish pastime, which offers little or no abiding interest to the adult mind, since its scope for development is limited. Nevetheless, in the ...

    Article : 1,475 words
  4. HIGH WOOD.

    Beyond all question the battle of the Somme will always be regarded as one of the great struggles of the war. The initial assault was made on July 1, 1916: the fighting did not ...

    Article : 1,259 words
  5. TRAVEL SKETCHES.

    In my previous paper on Florence I left off at the picture galleries and old palazzos, with the hope that later I might have something of interest to say about them. ...

    Article : 1,430 words
  6. COURTYARD OF THE PALAZZO DEL PODESTA, FLORENCE.

    This old palace, best known as II Bargello, was for some time a prison, but has been a national museum since 1865. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 30 words
  7. MARAU TAAROA.

    In the early 70's of last century a handsome girl, tall and slim, who might have been mistaken for a Spaniard, but was actually a half-cast Tahitian, might have been seen walking ...

    Article : 1,059 words
  8. FOR THE CHILDREN. EXTRACT FROM "THE ARK NEWS."

    When the Ark poet's ultra-Bohemian set For their monthly symposium recently met. Miss Flamingo delivered the opening address With indignant comments on the Ark daily ...

    Article : 203 words
  9. "PREFACE TO PEACE."

    In a review of Sir Norman Angell's "Preface to Peace," published very recently in the "Herald an anonymous writer refers to this work as the "most througt-clarifying book" he ...

    Article : 809 words
  10. CURLY.

    Curly, the frilled lizard, was a creature that believed in keeping his independence. Although he made his home in our garden and made free use of anything he found there, he ...

    Article : 358 words
  11. LUXEMBOURG STAMPS.

    In these days of profound upheavals, political insecurity, and economic depression, professional workers have been exceptionally hard hit by the general tendency to debase ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 398 words
  12. THE WRITER.

    She writes of pretty gardens. Of country fields and lanes: Of fiow'rs that bloom in all seasons. Of grassy, open plains. ...

    Article : 66 words
  13. SEA GULLS AND WINTER.

    It is a common sight on the crowded beaches in summer to watch the seagulls all a-flutter [?] hovering and nervously awaiting their chance to pick up crumbs dropped by the picnickers. ...

    Article : 177 words
  14. MY SURPRISE.

    Grandfather sent me a new perambulator, And Auntie remarked, a little bit later: "If you're a good girl for a week and a day. I buy you a new doll when I go away. ...

    Article : 192 words
  15. THE STARLING'S RESOURCE.

    One is familiar with the trick canary who has been trained to draw his food truck up so incline till it comes within his rech, and it is an everyday sight to see the birds round ...

    Article : 241 words
  16. NORFOLK ISLAND.

    In the old portion of the cemetery on Norfolk Island there are some interesting inscriptions on the tombstones. The outlines of the graves have long since ...

    Article : 312 words
  17. THE NERLI CONTROVERSY.

    As there appears to be some controversy about the authenticity of Nerli's third portrait of R. L. Stevenson, the following, without any pretensions towards solving the ...

    Article : 398 words
  18. HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN.

    Our Nipper, lion-like and fat, is an exclusive, modern cat: Each day his food enriched must be With vitamins from A to D; ...

    Article : 95 words
  19. TREES.

    To-night the moon is full. Darkly against the clear sky the tops of the trees etch fantastic pictures, and shapes that change momently with every breeze. Above my head ...

    Article : 240 words
  20. AUXILIUM AB ALTO.

    Tramping through the bush. Watching birds at play, From Balgowlah to The Spit, On a rainy day! ...

    Article : 146 words
  21. THE FORMER ROYAL PALACE IN TAHITI.

    Built for the Royal spendthrifh, Pomare V. the house is now the Treasury of the French Administration. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 24 words
  22. SONG OF THE SPEEDBOAT.

    Cleaving the waves with spume and splash. Where a myriad dancing diamonds flash, Our speedboat whips with a silver lash The back of the azure main: ...

    Article : 206 words
  23. WHILE I SIT HERE.

    While I sit here. Men toil and hourly tread the brink of death; Wresting her age-long secrets from the earth Among Antarctic ice-floes. Men of worth ...

    Article : 79 words
  24. TIMEPIECE.

    This clock that ticks within my room Will someday mark my hour of doom, And Time that, round its dial flows Will cease for me. And then—who knows? ...

    Article : 30 words
  25. VESPERS.

    The sun sets: birds are singing A swelling song of love: Their vesper notes go ringing To reach the throne above. ...

    Article : 25 words
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