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  2. WORLD-WIDE NOTES.

    It is not always the greatest invention that brings the largest financial reward. Roller skates are sold to have brought their inventor ...

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  3. THE WAR INDEMNITY.

    It has been calculated by M. Jean Finot, the eminent French economist, that Germany may pay £6,800,000,000 to the Allies as a war indemnity. ...

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  4. STEEL HELMETS AND SHIELDS.

    The adoption by the military authorities of helmets and shields for soldiers in the firing line is considered a step in the right direction. To ...

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  5. WISE AND OTHERWISE.

    "One hundred and one, eh 1" exclaimed the visitor, who had had pointed out to him the oldest inhabitant of the town. "Well, that's quite ...

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  6. A MEMORY OF THE WAR IN SOOTH AFRICA.

    A small party led by the commander, enters a farm to see if any stragglers still lurk within it. What a scene ! Piles of blankets, ...

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  7. HOW SEEDS TRAVEL.

    If you are out in the fields among the flowers In the late summer or early autumn days, you will notice many small particles floating in the ...

    Article : 344 words
  8. Drake and the Dons.

    The occasion was when Drake made his famous, voyage round the world. Noting the piratical methods of the Spaniards, he decided to teach them ...

    Article : 517 words
  9. MEMORY TRICKS.

    The old method of tying a string about the finger to recall to mind some task to be done at a certain time has been done away with. The ...

    Article : 189 words
  10. THE MAN TO BLAME.

    The small boy with the long face entered the office of the local paper to hand in the result of their match. "Well, how have you got on to-day, ...

    Article : 90 words
  11. HE COULD HAVE WATER AS WELL.

    A certain youthful billiard-marker was recently informed by his employer that, he would have to be more careful in the matter of chalk. ...

    Article : 184 words
  12. CHEST MEASUREMENT.

    Put a tape measure round your, chest and note the measurement. Puff your chest out by taking a deep breath, and note the number of ...

    Article : 176 words
  13. GENERAL INFORMATION.

    Spain has had thirty-one wars in the last one hundred years. A wild duck can fly at a speed of ninety miles an hour. ...

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  14. AN ILL-MANNERED DONKEY.

    A gentleman once bought his six-year-old son a donkey to amuse himself with. The little fellow got on all right with it at first, but one ...

    Article : 87 words
  15. Promoted Twice in One Day.

    Second-Lieutenant Renter, a young Belgian, only 18 years of age, yet can speak six languages fluently, has told a thrilling story, mostly ...

    Article : 222 words
  16. CONSCIENCE MONEY.

    "Here, my dear," said the husband producing a handful of sovereigns, "are ten pounds I won at the club at cards last night. You may have ...

    Article : 97 words
  17. A MYSTERY OF THE SKY.

    One of the unsolved problems of astronomy, which has pushed wide the doors leading to new marvels of science, is the behaviour of that ...

    Article : 342 words
  18. TALLEST TREES IN THE EMPIRE.

    The wonders of Australia were dilated upon by Mr. W. H. Garrison in a lecture to young people at the Royal Colonial Institute. It was the ...

    Article : 122 words
  19. SWEET MEMORIES.

    In some respects it was the most interesting moment of the voyage, for they bad just sighted a school of whales, and stood watching with rant ...

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  20. Some German Surprises.

    One of the biggest surprises of the European war has been the number of German soldiers who can speak English, and who are also ...

    Article : 386 words
  21. AFFECTED BY LIGHT.

    Nothing is more deceptive than the appearance of a cat's eye. The pupil ordinarily appears as a long, narrow oval or a vertical black line, yet its ...

    Article : 146 words
  22. INTERESTING ITEMS.

    Four feet four inches is the length of the Russian rifle ; it is the longest used in Europe. Five million pounds a day is ...

    Article : 342 words
  23. AN UNEXPECTED ANSWER.

    My friend Brown suffers from the fact of possessing a rather corpulent figure, but this does not deter him from taking a Sunday School class. ...

    Article : 104 words
  24. German Cheese.

    On the railway line from London to Liverpool a gentleman entered a third-class compartment occupied by a few passengers. He was instantly ...

    Article : 286 words
  25. WAS HE THE "RIGHT KIND ?"

    The Sunday School teacher overtook little Willie, who was noted for intermittent attendance at school, and complimented him on his two ...

    Article : 213 words
  26. NAPOLEON'S RETREAT FROM MOSCOW.

    Sir Horace Rumbold recalls in the current "National Review" a tragic experience of Baron de Meyendorll who fought against Napoleon ...

    Article : 234 words
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