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The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 19. The Pilot's Last Port The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 19. The Pilot's Last Port

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 19. The Pilot's Last Port
CHAPTER XIX. THE PILOT'S LAST PORTThe little Canadian army was done with The Salient. The British tradition established in the third month of the war, in that first terrific twenty-two days' fight by Ypres, that that deadly convex should be no thoroughfare to Calais for the Hun, was passed on with The Salient into Canadian hands in the early months of 1915. How the little Canadian army preserved the tradition and barred "the road-hog of Europe" from the channel coast for seventeen months, let history tell, and at what cost let the dead declare who lie in unmarked graves which, following... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 2492

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 18. A Wedding Journey The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 18. A Wedding Journey

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 18. A Wedding Journey
CHAPTER XVIII. A WEDDING JOURNEY"Just a moment, if you please, Paula. I should like to get down a few notes of this bit. Oh, what a view! Lake, moor, hills, mountains, village!" Mr. Howland sprang from the car, sketchbook in hand, and ran forward to a jutting rock that commanded the wide valley, flanked by hills, in whose bosom lay a loch, shimmering in the morning light. The car drew up on the brow of a long and gently sloping incline, which the road followed until it disappeared in a turn at the village at the loch's end. "Get the little... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 1932

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 17. London Leave And Phyllis The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 17. London Leave And Phyllis

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 17. London Leave And Phyllis
CHAPTER XVII. LONDON LEAVE AND PHYLLISThe leave train pulled into the Boulogne station exactly twenty-six hours late. As Barry stepped off the train he was met by the R. T. O., an old Imperial officer with a brisk and important military manner. "You are the O. C. train, sir?" he inquired. "I am, sir," replied Barry, saluting. "You have had a hard time, I understand," said the R. T. O., drawing him off to one side and speaking in a low tone. "Yes sir, we HAVE had a hard time," replied Barry, "at least the men have. This is my report,... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 2206

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 16. The Passing Of Mccuaig The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 16. The Passing Of Mccuaig

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 16. The Passing Of Mccuaig
CHAPTER XVI. THE PASSING OF McCUAIGAt Poperinghe the leave train was waiting in the station, and a little company of officers and men were having their papers examined preparatory to their securing transportation. Some of the officers were from his own brigade and were known to Barry. "A big push on at the front, I hear," said one of them to a friend. "Yes, major," said his friend. "They have been having a perfect hell of a time." "By the way, your men are going in to-morrow, I understand," said the major, turning to Barry. "I don't think so, major," replied... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 542

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 15. Thinning Ranks The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 15. Thinning Ranks

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 15. Thinning Ranks
CHAPTER XV. THINNING RANKS"Three months in that hell-hole of the salient have made their mark on this battalion," said Transport Sergeant Mackay. "Yes, there's quite a lot of these round the first line and back about here," replied the pioneer sergeant, who was putting the finishing touches upon some crosses, that were to be sent up the line that night. "That's so, Fatty. Whose is that cross you are finishing?" "That's Lieutenant Salford's, a fine young officer he was, too. Always had a smile. The deeper the mud the more Sally smiled. And this here is Lieutenant Booth's. There's a chap... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 3079

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 14. A Touch Of War The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 14. A Touch Of War

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 14. A Touch Of War
CHAPTER XIV. A TOUCH OF WARThe period of intensive training was drawing to a close. The finishing touches in the various departments that had come to be considered necessary in modern warfare had been given. With the "putting on the lacquer" the fighting spirit of the men had been sharpened to its keenest edge. They were all waiting impatiently for the order to "go up." The motives underlying that ardour of spirit varied with the temperament, disposition and education of the soldier. There were those who were eager to "go up" to prove themselves in that deadly struggle where their fellow... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 2609

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 13. Intensive Training The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 13. Intensive Training

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 13. Intensive Training
CHAPTER XIII. INTENSIVE TRAININGBarry's return to the battalion was like a coming home. In the mess there was no demonstration of sympathy with him in his loss, but the officers took occasion to drop in casually with an interesting bit of news, seeking to express, more or less awkwardly, by their presence what they found it impossible to express in actual words. It was to Barry an experience as new as it was delightful. Hitherto, as far as any real fellowship was concerned he had lived a life of comparative isolation among his fellow officers, and while they were careful to... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 3300

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 9. Submarines, Bullpups, And Other Things The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 9. Submarines, Bullpups, And Other Things

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 9. Submarines, Bullpups, And Other Things
CHAPTER IX. SUBMARINES, BULLPUPS, AND OTHER THINGSA long, weird blast from the fog horn, followed by two short, sharp toots, recalled Barry from his morning dream. "Fog," he grumbled, and turned over to re-capture the enchantment of the Athabasca rapids, and his dancing canoe. Overhead there sounded the trampling of feet. "Submarines, doc," he shouted and leaped to the floor broad awake. "What's the row?" murmured the M. O., who was a heavy sleeper. For answer, Barry ripped the clothes from the doctor's bed. "Submarines, doc," he shouted again, and buckling on his Sam Brown, and seizing his lifebelt, he stood... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 548

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 8. A Question Of Nerve The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 8. A Question Of Nerve

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 8. A Question Of Nerve
CHAPTER VIII. A QUESTION OF NERVE"Gentlemen, may I introduce Captain Dunbar, your sky-pilot, padre, chaplain, anything you like? They say he's a devil of a good preacher. The Lord knows you need one." So Barry's commanding officer introduced him to the mess. He bowed in different directions to the group of officers who, in the ante-room of the mess, were having a pre-prandial cocktail. Barry found a place near the foot of the table and for a few minutes sat silent, getting his bearings. Some of the officers were known to him. He had met the commanding officer, Colonel Leighton, a... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 989

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 7. Barricades And Bayonets The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 7. Barricades And Bayonets

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 7. Barricades And Bayonets
CHAPTER VII. BARRICADES AND BAYONETSThe city of Edmonton was in an uproar, its streets thronged with excited men, ranchers and cowboys from the ranches, lumberjacks from the foothill camps, men from the mines, trappers with lean, hard faces, in weird garb, from the north. The news from the front was ominous. Belgium was a smoking waste. Her skies were black with the burning of her towns, villages and homesteads, her soil red with the blood of her old men, her women and children. The French armies, driven back in rout from the Belgian frontier, were being pounded to death by the... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 1899

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 6. The Men Of The North The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 6. The Men Of The North

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 6. The Men Of The North
CHAPTER VI. THE MEN OF THE NORTH"Fifty miles--not too bad, boy, not too bad for a one day's go. We'll camp right here at the portage. How is it, Knight?" "Good place, Duff, right on that point. Good wood, good landing. Besides there's a deuce of a portage beyond, which we can do after supper to-night. How do you feel, Barry?" asked Knight. "Hard day, eh?" "Feeling fit, a little tired, of course, but good for another ten miles," answered Barry. "That's the stuff," replied Knight, looking at him keenly, "but, see here, you must ease up on the carrying. You... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 598

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 5. The War Drum Calls The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 5. The War Drum Calls

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 5. The War Drum Calls
CHAPTER V. THE WAR DRUM CALLS"Well, dad," said Barry next evening as they were sitting in the garden after tea, "I feel something like Mohammed's coffin, detached from earth but not yet ascended into heaven. It's unpleasant to be out of a job. I confess I shall always cherish a more intelligent sympathy henceforth for the great unemployed. But cheer up, dad! You are taking this thing much too seriously. The world is wide, and there is something waiting me that I can do better than any one else." But the father had little to say. He felt bitterly the humiliation... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 3129

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 4. Rejected The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 4. Rejected

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 4. Rejected
CHAPTER IV. REJECTEDThe hour for the church service had not quite arrived, but already a number of wagons, buckboards and buggies had driven up and deposited their loads at the church door. The women had passed into the church the Sunday School was already in session; the men waited outside, driven by the heat of the July sun and the hotter July wind into the shade of the church building. Through the church windows came the droning of voices, with now and then a staccato rapping out of commands heard above the droning. "That's Hayes," said a sturdy young chap,... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 3157

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 3. A Question Of Conscience The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 3. A Question Of Conscience

The Sky Pilot In No Man's Land - Chapter 3. A Question Of Conscience
CHAPTER III. A QUESTION OF CONSCIENCEThe Dunbars lived in a cottage on a back street, which had the distinction of being the only home on the street which possessed the adornment of a garden. A unique garden it was, too. Indeed, with the single exception of Judge Hepburn's garden, which was quite an elaborate affair, and which was said to have cost the Judge a "pile of money," there was none to compare with it in the village of Wapiti. Any garden on that bare, wind-swept prairie meant toil and infinite pains, but a garden like that of the Dunbars represented... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 417

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 22. How The Swan Creek Church Was Opened The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 22. How The Swan Creek Church Was Opened

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 22. How The Swan Creek Church Was Opened
CHAPTER XXII. HOW THE SWAN CREEK CHURCH WAS OPENEDWhen, near the end of the year, The Pilot fell sick, Bill nursed him like a mother and sent him off for a rest and change to Gwen, forbidding him to return till the church was finished and visiting him twice a week. The love between the two was most beautiful, and, when I find my heart grow hard and unbelieving in men and things, I let my mind wander back to a scene that I came upon in front of Gwen's house. These two were standing alone in the clear moonlight, Bill... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 2020

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 21. How Bill Hit The Trail The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 21. How Bill Hit The Trail

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 21. How Bill Hit The Trail
CHAPTER XXI. HOW BILL HIT THE TRAILWhen "the crowd" was with us The Pilot read us all sorts of tales of adventures in all lands by heroes of all ages, but when we three sat together by our fire The Pilot would always read us tales of the heroes of sacred story, and these delighted Bill more than those of any of the ancient empires of the past. He had his favorites. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, never failed to arouse his admiration. But Jacob was to him always "a mean cuss," and David he could not appreciate. Most of all he... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 2510

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 20. How Bill Favored 'Home-Grown Industries' The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 20. How Bill Favored "Home-Grown Industries"

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 20. How Bill Favored 'Home-Grown Industries'
CHAPTER XX. HOW BILL FAVORED "HOME-GROWN INDUSTRIES"The building of the Swan Creek Church made a sensation in the country, and all the more that Bronco Bill was in command. "When I put up money I stay with the game," he announced; and stay he did, to the great benefit of the work and to the delight of The Pilot, who was wearing his life out in trying to do several men's work. It was Bill that organized the gangs for hauling stone for the foundation and logs for the walls. It was Bill that assigned the various jobs to those volunteering... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 1510

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 19. Through Gwen's Window The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 19. Through Gwen's Window

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 19. Through Gwen's Window
CHAPTER XIX. THROUGH GWEN'S WINDOWWhen I told The Pilot of Lady Charlotte's purpose to visit Gwen, he was not too well pleased. "What does she want with Gwen?" he said impatiently. "She will just put notions into her head and make the child discontented." "Why should she?" said I. "She won't mean to, but she belongs to another world, and Gwen cannot talk to her without getting glimpses of a life that will make her long for what she can never have," said The Pilot. "But suppose it is not idle curiosity in Lady Charlotte," I suggested. "I don't say it... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 1114

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 18. The Lady Charlotte The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 18. The Lady Charlotte

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 18. The Lady Charlotte
CHAPTER XVIII. THE LADY CHARLOTTEThe night of the pinto's sale was a night momentous to Gwen, for then it was that the Lady Charlotte's interest in her began. Momentous, too, to the Lady Charlotte, for it was that night that brought The Pilot into her life. I had turned back to the fire around which the men had fallen into groups prepared to have an hour's solid delight, for the scene was full of wild and picturesque beauty to me, when The Duke came and touched me on the shoulder. "Lady Charlotte would like to see you." "And why, pray?" "She... Long Stories - Post by : Barry_Garhammer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 3355

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 17. How The Pinto Sold The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 17. How The Pinto Sold

The Sky Pilot, A Tale Of The Foothills - Chapter 17. How The Pinto Sold
CHAPTER XVII. HOW THE PINTO SOLDThe glow of virtuous feeling following the performance of their generous act prepared the men for a keener enjoyment than usual of a night's sport. They had just begun to dispose themselves in groups about the fire for poker and other games when Hi rode up into the light and with him a stranger on Gwen's beautiful pinto pony. Hi was evidently half drunk and, as he swung himself of his bronco, he saluted the company with a wave of the hand and hoped he saw them "kickin'." Bill, looking curiously at Hi, went up to... Long Stories - Post by : Deena - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ralph Connor - Read : 3114