“Electric cars and telephones! Oh, I didn’t say we hadn’t the products,” and she laughed. “But the thing itself, the precious thing; that never comes just by wishing, does it? The art of indifference, the art of choice—”

Sara Jeannette Duncan The Imperialist 1904

Canada West 1841–1867  (Upper Canada 1791–1841, Ontario, 1867–)


Missus Byrd was primal. The Seneca Seer. Tell her your name. She will tell you your fortune. Young Miss Converse thought to benefit from knowing her fortune and with that in mind she went straightway to the fortuneteller’s house. Pink hollyhocks grew in front of Missus Byrd’s window. Veiny beet tops and spidery squash vines… Read more …