Canada: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Plain Talk

Mrs. Noggins, a stout, pawky woman, came out to Canada before the first World War and settled near Saanichton, on Vancouver Island. She has an uncle in Liverpool, a cousin in Seattle, but her best friend is whimsical Columnist-Editor Bruce Hutchison, who lives near Saanichton too, and who helps run the Winnipeg Free Press by remote control.

Because Mrs. Noggins' husband, Alfred, is a shiftless sort who beetles out for a beer whenever he can, Mrs. Noggins tends their poultry farm. The only papers she reads are those in which the neighbors send...

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