This column originally appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Oct. 18, 1941
One of my readers writes that he like to hear about the skylarks, bantams and onions and is ready to go to country fairs. Thanksgiving services and even rummage sale, but he doesn’t like my column one bit when I write about the war situation. That is something which he tries to forget. Britain is going to win the war, it is written in the stars and in the pyramids, and so let us forget it.
This column originally appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Oct. 11, 1941. Canadians will keep Thanksgiving Day this year with a catch in their throats. Every pumpkin and apple will make them think of the scorched earth of Russia. George Bruce started at these words written on his writing pad, as he sat down at his desk to prepare his sermon for Thanksgiving Day. Then he suddenly realized that his mind was as dry as a covered bridge.
This column first appeared in the Victoria Daily Times on Oct. 4, 1941. Everyone has a story, and so it follows that almost everyone could, if they wished, write one story. It might not carry the typical reader past the opening paragraph, for readers are flighty people at best. I have just finished reading a story that is a model for all those who desire to throw a net of words around the drama of life.
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