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  2. THE LAND OF TO-MORROW.

    SUMATRA is the most interesting of the Dutch East Indies, for it is the country of to-morrow. To-day its vast resources are almost untapped, ...

    Article : 1,517 words
  3. HELEN SIMPSON.

    Twenty years ago at Oxford Helen de Guerry Simpson (home-student) sang of the quantity of things ...

    Article : 1,196 words
  4. SCIENCE AND THE CRIMINAL.

    Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Thorndyke, Lord Peter Wimsey, Ellery Queen, and others of the brilliant company who solve the crimes of Action would be ...

    Article : 1,187 words
  5. A PAGEANT OF THE PACIFIC.

    The conscientious reviewer, approaching with some misgiving the task of reading these large, closely-packed, pictureless volumes, finds himself ...

    Article : 1,317 words
  6. POISON GAS. Scare Stories. FACT AND FICTION

    FASHIONS change, even in horrors, so, in these matter-of-fact days, revivals of the melodramas which terrified our grandmothers are occasions of ...

    Article : 1,236 words
  7. AWAITING THE TOUCH OF SPRING.

    There is an English flavour about this photographic study of a tree near Cobbitty, its bare branches, not yet touched by the quickening hand of Spring, traced delicately against the evening sky. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 38 words
  8. For the Children.

    We've got lots of mans at our house Come to play with me, First it was the gardener-man That I went to see, ...

    Article : 247 words
  9. INVISIBLE GUIDE OF AIRMEN.

    Every day brings evidence of the importance of wireless as an aid to aerial navigation. Much of this help can be given by equipment not unlike that ...

    Article : 855 words
  10. CAPTAIN'S FLAT.

    Awake after a sleep of nearly 40 years, Captain's Flat is hoping for a revival of its former prosperity. Its present population is about 250; the ...

    Article : 705 words
  11. THE CUCKOO CALLS

    English people living in Australia are often surprised to learn that the cuckoo occurs in this country-not one kind alone, but more than a dozen distinct ...

    Article : 309 words
  12. OFF SHORE WHALING IN THE EARLY DAYS.

    Whaling played an important part in the "Pageant of the Pacific." This old print of 1848 shows the chase of whales off the Boyd Town lighthouse, Twofold Bay. The "lighthouse," which was never used as such, still stands. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 45 words
  13. "HORROR TALES" DENIED.

    By way of footnote to Professor Davies's articles, there may be noted the conclusions reached by Lieutenant-Colonel Augustin M. Prentiss, of the Chemical War Service, United ...

    Article : 217 words
  14. LES SYLPHIDES.

    From dark to light the dancers go, Their skirts a-flutter as they pass, Whiter than roses limned in snow, Whiter than frost upon the grass. ...

    Article : 126 words
  15. AUGUST.

    The spendthrift wattles wave each yellow tress, And lavish largesse on the wanton bees. Who, golden-thigh'd with all their fragrant fees, ...

    Article : 114 words
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