The Hemisphere: In Quiet & Reflection

Whenever the late Prime Minister Mackenzie King had a particularly knotty government problem to untangle, he would retire to the solitude of his study in the attic of Laurier House. There, before a portrait of his mother that was always softly lighted and graced with fresh flowers and a cross, Presbyterian King made most of his decisions. "The profound things of life," he once explained, "are worked out in quiet and reflection."

Last week the Ottawa Citizen added a startling footnote to the story of King's lonely meditations. Mackenzie King, said the Citizen, was a practicing spiritualist who believed that his dead...

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