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A Folklore Tale Of The Canadian Indians - Wolf Wind And The Children. Once Upon A Time, Long Before The White Men Came To Canada, There Lived A Wicked Giant Who Caused Great Trouble And Sorrow Wherever He Went. Men Called Him Wolf Wind. Where He Was Born No Man ...

Andrew Carnegie 1835 1919
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) No Story-book Hero Ever Had A More Romantic History Than This Great Ironmaster And Philanthropist. At The Age Of 10 He Was A Poor Bobbin-boy In A Cotton Factory. Fifty Years Later, A Self-made Multimillion Aire, He Was Engaged In The Unique Business Of Giving Away His ...

Australia Canberra
Canberra, Australia. Like The City Of Wash Ington, This Capital Of The Commonwealth Of Australia Is An Artificial Creation. Just As Our Constitution Authorized The Choosing Of A Federal District To Become The Seat Of Government Of The United States, So The Constitution Of The Commonwealth Of Australia, Adopted In ...

Camp Fire Girls 11
Camp Fire Girls. " 11 U—he—lo— !" Do You Know The Call? Have You Ever, Answer Ing From Wood Or Meadow, In Sandaled Feet, Slipped Through Some Grassy Path, And With The Mystic Sign Of The Fire, Been Admitted To The Brown-robed Bead-banded Circle? If You Have, You Are A ...

Camphor
Camphor. The Familiar Vegetable Substance Known As "gum" Camphor—or In An Alcohol Solution As "spirits" Of Camphor—is The Product Of A Tree Native Only To Formosa, Japan, And Central China, Called The Camphor Laurel Tree (cinnamomum Camphora). The Japanese Government Retains A Monopoly Of The Production And Refining Of Camphor ...

Camping
Camping. There Are Camps And Camps. There Is The Elaborate Expensive All-summer Camp, Run Under The Direction Of Trained Coun Cilors. There Are Vaca Tion-school Camps, Boy Scout Camps, Farm Camps. There Is The Overnight Camp, When You Are On A Canoeing Or Walking Trip And Pitch Tent As You ...

Canada
Canada. "the 20th Century Belongs To Canada," Said Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Then Premier Of The Dominion, As The Tide Of Immigration At The Beginning Of That Century Began Flowing Into The Great Canadian Northwest. By This He Meant That, As The 19th Century Saw The Rise Of The United States ...

Canada Cape Bretonisland
Cape Breton Island, Canada. " One Can Search The World In Vain," Says An Enthusiastic Visitor, "for Lovelier Or Happier Scenes Than Meet One Everywhere Throughout Romantic Cape Breton." The Thousands Of Tourists From The United States And From Other Parts Of Canada Who Visit This Favored Island Every Summer ...

Canadian
Canadian During The Early Years Of Occupa Tion, After The Fall Of Quebec In 1759, Cana ,dians Had Little Time To Devote To Literary Pro Duction ; They Were Too Busy Felling Forests, Clearing Rocky Hillsides, And Building Homes. Until The Close Of That Century There Was Only A Scanty ...

Canadian History And Government
Canadian History And Government. The Story Of Canada's Past Has, In Some Respects, An Interest And Importance Not Always Realized. From The Standpoint Of Geographical Exploration, Not Only Is It Full Of Picturesque And Romantic Detail, But It Is The Story Of The Opening Up Of A Considerable Fraction Of ...

Canals
Canals. Artificial Waterways Or Canals Were De Veloped At A Very Early Date, Both For Transportation And Irrigation. The Chinese, As Early As The 5th Century B.c. Had Begun Work On The Grand Canal Of Exploration Days. The Minds Of The People Have Been Turned Back To The Trials And ...

Canary Bird
Canary Bird. Would You Pay $75 For A Pet Bird No Larger Than A Sparrow? If It Were A Harz Canary You Might Have To Pay Even More. These Little Singers Are Famous The World Over For Their Song Power, And In The Harz Mountains Of Germany Their Breeding Is ...

Canary Islands
Canary Islands. The First Glimpse Of The Cana Ries Is Frequently The Single Snow-covered Peak 12,000 Feet High Which Dominates The Island Of Teneriffe, And Which In Clear Weather Can Be Seen At Sea For Many Miles. It Is A Partially Extinct Volcano, And The Natives Thought It Was The ...

Candy
Candy. When The Children Who Lived A Century Or So Ago Saw A Sweetmeat That Looked Like Our Candy, The First Thing They Thought Of Was—what Do You Suppose? Medicine ! Because In The Old Days, What We Call Candy Was Made Only By Druggists And Was Used Almost Entirely ...

Cankerworm
Cankerworm. A Caterpillar That Is Very Structive To Fruit And Shade Trees, Often Called The " Measuring Worm" Or "inch Worm." The Canker Worm Moth Lays Her Eggs On The Bark Of Trees. She Has To Crawl Up The Trunk To Do This, For Only The Males Possess Wings. When ...

Canna
Canna. A Generation Ago " Indian Shot" Was A Tall Rather Weedy Plant, With Very Conspicuous Leaves And Small Red Flowers Which Became Ragged In A Day. It Was Grown Chiefly For Foliage, And Was Known To All Boys As Furnishing Hard Black Seeds For Buckshot. Then The Plant Wizards ...

Canning Industry
Canning Industry. Today One May Enjoy At His Own Table Practically Every Kind Of Fruit, Vege Table, Meat, And Fish Obtainable For Food In Any Part Of The World. This Can Be Done In Summer Or In Winter—in The Midst Of Tropical Abundance, On The Desert, In The Bleak Lands ...

Cannon
Cannon. Imagine A Machine That Could Pick Up An Automobile Full Of People And Throw It Ten Or Fifteen Miles! The Monster Cannon Ott Modern Battleships And In Coast Defense Forts Hurl Shells As Heavy As That. What's More, At The End Of Their Journey These Shells Have Enough Power ...

Cantigny
Cantigny (cane-nye% France. At 6:45 In The Morning Of May 28, 1918, The Americans Started Their First Offensive In The World War. The Place Was The Village Of Cantigny, 18 Miles South Of Amiens, Which Marked The Extreme Western Advance Of The Germans In Their Desperate Drive. Within A Few ...

Canute
Canute (icti-nur) (994-1035). This Great King Of The Danes And Norwegians, Who In Addition Ruled England From 1017 To 1035, Was Much More Than A Conquering Viking. Since The Days Of Alfred, Over A Century Before, The Northmen Had Never Ceased To Cherish Their Dreams Of Overcoming England. Ca Nute's ...

Canyon
Canyon. In The Western Part Of The United States Many Rivers Have Cut Deep Channels With Precipitous Sides. Such A Gorge Is Called A Canyon, From The Spanish Word Meaning " Tube." Canyons Usually Occur In The Upper Course Of Rivers Where The Current Is Swift, And In Dry Regions ...

Cape Verde
Cape Verde (verd) Islands. These Islands, Form Ing A Portuguese Colony, Lie In The Atlantic Ocean Off The Coast Of Africa, 320 Miles West Of Cape Verde, From Which They Are Named. The Group Consists Of Ten Islands And Several Rocky Islets, The Total Area Being 1,480 Square Miles. They ...

Capillary Attraction
Capillary Attraction. If You Drop The Corner Of A Towel In The Bathtub, What Happens? The Water Climbs Up The Threads And Soon The Whole Towel Is Wet. If You Take A Lump Of Sugar And Dip One End Of It In Cocoa, In A Few Seconds The Whole Lump ...

Carbolic Acid
Carbolic Acid. Before The World War Of 1914 18, Carbolic Acid (which Is Also Known As Phenol) Was Chiefly Valuable For Its Uses In Medicine, In The Dye Making Industry, And In Making Phonograph Records. Nearly All Of The American Supply Was Imported From England. But During The War The ...

Carbon
Carbon. The Soft Black "lead" In Our Pencils— Which Is Not Lead At All But Graphite—and The Hard Diamond, Flashing And Brilliant, Are Both Pure Car Bon. The Gritty Charred Mass Left After Wood Is Burned, Which We Call Charcoal, And The Hard Black Coal We Burn In Our Furnaces ...

Carbon Dioxide And Monoxide
Carbon Dioxide And Monoxide. Every Animal That Lives Is Constantly Breathing Forth Carbon Dioxide (often Called "carbonic Acid Gas"), And Every Fire Where Carbon Compounds Are Burned Gives Off This Colorless, Tasteless Gas. Plants With Green Foliage, On The Contrary, Take Up Carbon Dioxide From The Air During The Daytime, ...

Cardinal Bird
Cardinal Bird. "what Cheer? What Cheer?" The Red-bird Calls. And You Always Answer, "good Cheer!" For Just One Sight Of Him—red From Bill-tip To Tail-tip, With His Handsome Jet Crown—makes One Feel Glad. The Cardinal Is A Bird-masterpiece. Only 8% Inches Long, His Form Is Perfect And His Plumage Proves ...

Caribbean Sea
Caribbe'an Sea. A Great Arm Of The Atlantic Ocean, 750,000 Square Miles In Extent And Inclosed By The Eastern Coast Of Central America, The Northern Coast Of South America, And The Long Sweeping Cres Cent Of The West Indies—such Is The Caribbean Sea, So Named From The Carib Indians Who ...

Caribou
Caribou. This Is The Name Given The Wild Reindeer Of North America. They Lack The Symmetry And Grace Of The True Deer, The Body Being Heavy, The Legs Thick And Sturdy, Ending In Large Broad Spreading Hoofs. Large Irregularly Branching Antlers Are Borne By Both Males And Females, But Are ...

Carnation
Carnation. For More Than 2,000 Years Men Have Cultivated The Fragrant Carnation, Which Is A Developed Form Of The Clove Pink Found In Our Old-fashioned Gar Dens. It Is A Hardy Plant, Which Usually Thrives Even In Wind And Cold And In Smoky Districts. We Know That Shakespeare Admired Its ...

Carpathian Mountains
Carpa'thian Mountains. Stretching Like A Mighty Bow For 800 Miles Through The Former Austrian Dominions, From Pressburg On The Upper Danube To Orsova On Its Lower Course, Lie The Majestic Carpathian Mountains. They Are Second Only To The Alps In Importance For European Geography. Their Magnifi Cent Arc Of Towering ...

China Canton
Canton, China. The Chinese Call Canton The "city Of Rams" From A Fable Regarding Its Origin. This Relates That A Century Or So Before Christ Travelers From The Basin Of The Yellow River, Journeying Southward, De Cided To Settle There. Then From The North Came Five Fairy Men Riding On ...

College Of Cardinals
Cardinals, College Of. The Importance In The Roman Catholic Church Of These Advisers Of The Pope Is Shown By Their Very Name " Cardinals," Which Means " Superior" Or " Excellent" (from The Latin Cardo, A " Hinge"). The Pope Usually Seeks Their Advice On All Important Questions Of Church ...

England Canterbury
Can'terbury, England. On A Spring Morning More Than 1,300 Years Ago, When The Fair Land Of Britain Had Relapsed Into Heathenism After Its Con Quest By The Angles And Saxons, King Ethelbert Of Kent, Looking Out From His City Of Canterbury, Saw Approaching A Procession Of Christian Monks. They Bore ...

Lewis 1832 1898 Carroll
Carroll, Lewis (1832-1898). In Real Life This English Author, Whose Alice In Wonderland' And 'through The Looking Glass' Are Such Universal Favor Ites, Was Named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Strange To Say, His Life-work Was As Professor Of Mathematics In Oxford University. This Is Perhaps Why, When He Came To Write ...

Playing Cards
Cards, Playing. Cards For Playing Games Of Chance Are Of The Most Remote Antiquity And Are Used In Almost Every Country, And The Games Played Are As Various As The Size Of The Packs And The Designs On The Pasteboards. In His Rape Of The Lock' Pope Charmingly Describes Those ...

Thomas 1795 1881 Carlyle
Carlyle, Thomas (1795-1881) (kar-lil'), . A Careless Servant-maid In The House Of John Stuart Mill, The English Philosopher, One Morning Entered His Study To Light The Fire. On The Floor Near A Table Lay A Disordered Pile Of Manuscript. To Save Herself Trouble She Thrust This Paper Into The Grate ...